Operational Solutions Ltd has signed a co-operation agreement with three areas of Thales Group

OSL is a leading UK innovator and provider of security, simulation and consultancy to commercial airports, critical national infrastructure and defense. Its FACETM platform is an award-winning intelligent software platform, integrating and fusing real-time data from different sensors to provide customers, including several major commercial airports, with effective situational awareness of drones and other objects in the airspace around them.

Thales is the global leader in designing and manufacturing airspace and air traffic management systems for defense, civil and commercial sectors. Under this agreement, Thales and OSL will go to market together, combining FACE and advanced Thales sensors, such as “Gamekeeper,” for the global commercial counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) market. They will also work together to create a single end-to-end solution, establishing a leading position in the emerging global unmanned traffic management (UTM) market.

“We are delighted to have advised the OSL team on this wide-ranging agreement with Thales,” said Emma Blackley, Director in Lincoln’s Joint Ventures & Partnering Group. “The broad scope of this deal is a tribute to the power of OSL’s technology and the energy of its leadership. Bringing these complementary capabilities together creates an exciting engine for growth.”

Lincoln acted as the exclusive partnering advisor to OSL, working closely with the management team to provide specialist advice, creating and applying partner selection criteria, preparing and marketing the OSL proposition and managing the negotiation process from start to finish.

Operational Solutions Thales JV 2021
  • 2021
    Close Year
  • Aerospace & Defense
    Industry
  • Private
    Client Type
  • Cross-border
    Transaction Type
  • France | United Kingdom
    Countries
Lincoln provided tireless and robust support throughout a complex, multi-team negotiation. Their patience, perseverance and attention to detail have led us to a fantastic result.
Mark Legh-Smith
Chief Executive Officer of OSL

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