PARIS, Nov 17 (Reuters) - France's Thales SA said
on Tuesday it had won a 1.5 billion-euro ($1.78 billion)
contract to build combat systems for four advanced MKS 180
frigates to be built for Germany under the control of Dutch
shipbuilder Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding.
It is the third biggest contract in the defence electronics
company's history, outpaced only by historic deals related to
the French Rafale fighter and France's FREMM multi-mission
frigate, Thales Chief Executive Patrice Caine told Reuters.
($1 = 0.8429 euros)
(Reporting by Tim Hepher; editing by Jonathan Oatis)