(Reuters) – Thales won a ten-year contract to deliver advanced tactical radios to the U.S. Army as one of two vendors in a deal with an overall volume of $6 billion, the French defence group said on Monday.

“This contract was awarded as part of an effort (of the U.S. Army) to retire its outdated Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System,” Thales said in a statement.

(Reporting by Juliette Portala, editing by Tassilo Hummel)