The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. In a world that is increasingly fast moving, unpredictable – and full of opportunities - our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer.
Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today.
We are now at the forefront of digital security covering all of the digital needs of our clients, in civilian and defence businesses, delivering critical technologies for decisive moments in five markets: Defence & Security, Digital Identity and Security, Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation
From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster - mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way.
With 80 000 employees in 68 countries, Thales reported sales of €19 billion in 2018
Thales is a global organisation with operations on all continents serving five major markets, all of them of vital importance for our societies: aerospace, space, ground transportation, defence and security, and digital security. From the bottom of the ocean to the depth of space and cyberspace, Thales provides a unique range of technologies and services that make tomorrow possible, today.
“The people who make the world go round can rely on Thales because we support our customers at every decisive moment.” (Patrice Caine, Chaiman & CEO)
Shaping a safer, more secure and convenient tomorrow
With a digital revolution underway in all the markets that Thales serves, the Group is investing heavily in the underlying technologies of connectivity, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity to help our customers improve efficiency, safety, convenience, security and economic performance
Today Thales is developing solutions for tomorrow’s data-driven, autonomous, immersive world – from autonomous vehicle control to collaborative combat systems, from connected cockpits to secure clouds and cyber-protected communications, from self-learning radars to virtual reality solutions for training and predictive maintenance. Digital identity and security are crucial to every aspect of this new world. At every stage in our customers’ critical digital decision chain, the identity and authenticity of users must be verified with the appropriate level of assurance, almost instantaneously. Our recent acquisition of Gemalto, a world-renowned, international digital security company serving businesses and governments in more than 180 countries, positions Thales to be a world leader in digital security
Today, we use passwords and two-step authentication to verify our digital identities, but Thales is working on technology that will use deep learning, biometrics and artificial intelligence to verify seamlessly and “silently” who we are, based on digital signatures such as the way we use
a keyboard or a mouse. This silent authentication is expected to become a key factor in identifying and eliminating digital fraud in the banking and finance sector.
Big Data and data security
The era of Big Data is producing unprecedented amounts of data points, giving us greater insights that drive exciting research today and power better business decisions. But these vast datasets need to be secured – and at huge scale.
Our data encryption and tokenization solutions are used to secure data in the most widely used environments and they do it – whether it’s a Hadoop infrastructure, or a non-relational (NoSQL) database such as MongoDB or Couchbase – and they do it without impeding the analytics tools that make these datasets so valuable in the first place.
Securing tomorrow’s digital skies
In the digital world of tomorrow, air traffic management will face a massive increase in the number of drones circulating in our skies. Identifying a drone as reliable and therefore allowed to fly in a specific area will be essential in such a context. This is the kind of challenge that Thales responds to every day, thanks to its joint expertise in the Internet of Things, digital identity verification, and radar technology.
Diversity as a source of innovation
For over 15 years, Thales has engaged proactively in a Group-wide policy of corporate responsibility and attaches the utmost importance to ethical behaviour, transparency and dialogue with regard to customers and suppliers as well as employees, shareholders, the financial markets and civil society. The diversity and inclusion policy deployed throughout the Group reflects a deep-seated belief that innovation and competitiveness are fuelled by interaction between people from different disciplines and backgrounds. These policies have achieved international recognition, with Thales ranked in first place in the Aerospace & Defence category of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (World version), which evaluates companies on their economic, environmental and social performance. Thales signed the United Nations Global Compact in 2003 and adheres to its 10 principles on human rights and labour rights. The company achieved Global Compact Advanced level in 2012.