Today, the nature of defence challenges has changed: air forces must now respond to asymmetric threats. For the past 40 years, Thales has developed and supplied best-in-class systems for combat aircraft. This expertise enables us to help our customers to face tomorrow’s air defence challenges by designing the systems, subcomponents and instruments they need to protect critical assets.
Leading the way in air force defence
We have remained at the cutting edge of airborne defence by leveraging our partnerships with the world’s best military air framers and continually stressing the importance of innovation.
To supply defence ministries with the right tools for flight control, navigation, communications and surveillance, we collaborate with the following industry-leading organisations:
For unparalleled situational awareness, air force specialists require a comprehensive range of tools for detection and identification of air and surface targets. Thales designs, manufactures and maintains the world’s best solutions for aircraft self-protection to give pilots the upper hand in all types of missions.
Thales's strong industrial presence and proven capabilities as an equipment supplier, service provider and prime contractor enable the Groupe to design C4ISR systems that best meet its customers’ needs.
Mission Airborne Solutions based on the most sophisticated techniques in Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance, allow to give to the End User the means to take the right decision at the right time.
Thales is the only company in Europe capable of providing armed forces with a full range of solutions from early warning to threat neutralisation, at all level from very short-range systems to extended air defence.
Thales offers innovative solutions on-board aircraft. Long-range detection and identification of air and surface targets provides unparalleled situational awareness capability while ensuring the aircraft’s self-protection.
On November 10th 2021, Thales is launching the latest long-range air surveillance radar, the GM400α, for early detection of a full spectrum of threats.
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The Ground Master 400 is part of Thales fully digital 3D air defense radar family. Designed to protect key assets to forces deployed on remote operations, the Ground Master 400 is the only system of its kind to combine superior detection of air threats at any altit...
When on mission in external theatres of operations, armed forces need constant protection. They need it in the field, when moving forward or fighting, but they also need it in camps, where they are resting or protecting civilians - or both.
The aircrew has been briefed, the mission is clear: the helicopter is to fly deep into enemy territory to provide air support for ground troops in a sticky situation. As the crew straps in and prepares for take-off, they know they'll be flying into the unknown. Despite ...