Thales is a global technology leader for the aerospace, space, defence, security and transportation markets.
As a key partner of navies worldwide, Thales offers cutting-edge technology: from the world’s largest sensor and fire control portfolio to leading C4ISR solutions, from prime contracting to lead system integration, from warship modernisation programmes to innovative operational life cycle support and services for the broadest range of ship classes.
Trusted and deployed by over 50 navies, Thales supports all its customers’ missions related to anti-air warfare, surface warfare, underwater warfare (including submarine and mine warfare)and maritime safety and security.
As a prime contractor, Thales delivers complete warship capability from initial concept studies through to in-service delivery. Its activities include warship design, project management, construction, integration, testing and commissioning.
As a combat systems integrator, Thales has the capabilities to design, develop, produce, integrate and support fully-missionized systems and subsystems in the areas of C2 systems (command and control), and anti-air warfare systems for both US and European standard missiles.
As an equipment and systems provider the group also delivers and integrates state-of-the-art radars, sonars, optronics and electronic warfare, all incorporating cutting-edge hardware and software.
Undertaking to guarantee the performance and operational availability of the systems for an optimised budget, Thales also proposes through-life naval support and services, on a modular basis according to the customer’s needs. Building on a strong industrial base in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, Thales has established naval centres of excellence worldwide and is committed to providing secure, mission-critical solutions to its defence and civil customers across the world.
In 2008, the group generated revenues of 12.7 billion euros – 2 billion of which was from the naval market – with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements