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Thales is a major electronic systems company acting in areas such as defence, aerospace, airlines security and safety, information technology, and transportation. World-class technology, the combined expertise of 61,000 employees and operations in 56 countries have made Thales a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe.


The Group’s firmly-rooted strategy is reflected in its presence along the "value chain" from equipment and systems to systems integration, prime contracting and services), a balanced portfolio between dual defence and civil technologies and businesses, and a multidomestic presence as a local player on local markets. Thales has forged a solid reputation in the defence industry as a result of its high-performance solutions and strong investment in key research areas. Over 50 of the world’s navies rely on company's solutions to better prepare for the challenges of the sea.


Thales is also the leading supplier of C4ISTAR systems to NATO. Customer and industry confidence in company's solutions is reflected in its current rankings. Thales is number 1 worldwide in advanced air defence, worldwide in air C4I systems, in Europe in defence electronics.

Manufacturer of Armaments
Parent/ Major Shareholders

Dassault Aviation is the Group's main private shareholder and industry partner.