Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing defence, aerospace and security markets worldwide. Thales’s leading-edge technology is supported by 22,000 R&D engineers who offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. To this end, the group’s civil and military businesses develop in parallel and share a common base of technologies to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations. The group builds its growth on its unique multi-domestic strategy based on trusted partnerships with national customers and market players, while leveraging its global expertise to support local technology and industrial development. Thales employs 68,000 people in 50 countries with 2007 revenues of €12.3 billion.
Large infrastructure operators and public administrations are facing new security challenges to protect people, information and critical sites. Thales combines an extensive engineering capacity, key technologies and local presence to provide turnkey integrated systems that meet the safety & security requirements of the energy industry, airport operators, urban security forces and government agencies. Large-scale projects that have drawn on the company’s capabilities range from the supervision of millions of pilgrims at holy sites to ensuring the security and integrity of terabytes of citizens’ private data and protecting billion-dollar oil refineries.