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Grupo Oesía and Thales Group ratify their collaboration agreement in Eurosatory 2024

  • The alliance deepens the synergies between the two companies in technology development for the defence, security, aerospace, naval, digital transformation and cybersecurity sectors.
  • The collaboration contemplates the development and commercialization of dual technologies using complementary products from both companies to compete internationally.

Paris, June 18th, 2024. - Grupo Oesía, a multinational company dedicated to dual-use digital and industrial engineering, and Thales, the world leader in disruptive technologies, specialized in the markets of Defence & Security, Aeronautics & Space, and Cybersecurity & Digital Identity, have ratified in Eurosatory their collaboration and cooperation agreement at international level that will allow both companies to reinforce their leading position and to compete in the Defence and Security industry worldwide.

The ratification of the agreement was held this Tuesday, June 18, within the framework of Eurosatory, the most important land defence and security fair in Europe, which takes place in Paris from June 17 to 21 and was attended by Luis Furnells, Executive President of Grupo Oesía, and Pascale Sourisse, the Executive Vice President and International Business Director of Thales Group.
The agreement covers part of the portfolio of products and services of the Grupo Oesía and Thales, and aims to enhance the solutions offered in the international market to customers of both companies in the sectors and technologies of defence, security, aeronautics, space, naval, digital transformation and cybersecurity. It will serve to promote, through the transfer of disruptive technologies, national sovereignty, at the service of European strategic autonomy.

Some of the collaborations already being considered include coordination in the development and commercialization of avionics systems, space, quantum technologies, secure communications, mission systems, simulation, air defence missile systems, optronics, SATCOM and electronic warfare. The agreement also opens the way for cooperation between the two companies in the joint development of defence equipment and systems, the maintenance of military systems, as well as collaboration on digital transformation and cybersecurity initiatives.

"This agreement with a reference company such as Thales Group is closely aligned with our business strategy, based on hyper-specialization, commitment to disruptive technologies, technological alliances with major industry leaders and internationalization" said Luis Furnells, Executive President of Grupo Oesía. "Our international alliances, such as the one we are consolidating, are based on loyal collaboration, transparency, complementarity and strengthening the competitiveness of Spanish industry at the service of European strategic autonomy."

 For her part, Pascale Sourisse, the Thales Group's Vice President and International Development Director, said, "With the ratification of this agreement, we unite our capabilities to offer highly technological products and services in a timely manner to all our customers, while boosting the European defence industrial base and, correspondingly, European strategic sovereignty, key in today's complex environment."


About Grupo Oesía

Grupo Oesía is a Spanish multinational company dedicated to technological and digital engineering, which develops and executes projects in more than 40 countries.

It has 3,200 professionals at 18 corporate headquarters in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Throughout almost 50 years of experience, it has innovated products and services that benefit millions of people around the world, with the aim of creating a better, more efficient, safer and sustainable world.

In its bet for hyper-specialization, it has 5 brands, each one an expert in its area: Oesía Networks (digital transformation); Tecnobit- Grupo Oesía, (cutting-edge technological products and solutions in intelligent vision, simulation and tactical and secure communications); Cipherbit- Grupo Oesía, (cybersecurity and secure communications (encryption)); UAV Navigation-Grupo Oesía, (guidance, navigation and control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles); and Inster- Grupo Oesía, (technology for terrestrial, naval, aerial and space satellite communications).

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies specialized in three business domains: Defence & Security, Aeronautics & Space, and Cybersecurity & Digital identity. It develops products and solutions that help make the world safer, greener and more inclusive.

The Group invests close to €4 billion a year in Research & Development, particularly in key innovation areas such as AI, cybersecurity, quantum technologies, cloud technologies and 6G.

Thales has close to 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2023, the Group generated sales of €18.4 billion.

In Spain, Thales has been present for more than forty years and employs more than 1,000 professionals, almost all of them engineers, in the aerospace, defence, digital security and cybersecurity fields, covering all Thales markets and with 13 work centers distributed throughout the country. In Madrid, Thales houses the worldwide competence center for Border&Travel and in the field of cybersecurity, the SOC (Security Operation Center) from which the cyberthreats of customers in Southern Europe are managed.

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