Source: Thales Group
Headline: Zetes and Thales selected by Belgium to provide next generation ePassports
• The Belgium Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs (BUZA) renewed its contract with the consortium including Zetes and Thales for the issuance of highly secure ePassports to Belgian citizens.
• The new passport produced by Thales will be completely redesigned including a data page made of 100% polycarbonate.
• The contract will last for seven years, during which time Thales is expected to deliver an average of 550,000 passports a year.