Thales has been present in the Republic of Korea for over thirty five years in the defence, transportation, security, aerospace and space domains.
In Korea, Thales is present in the civil domains providing various solutions for domains such as Air Traffic Management, Ground Transportation, In-Flight Entertainment, Space and Digital Security.
Thales is a long-term provider of solutions for the Korean Armed Forces, with an extensive footprint in both naval and air defence domains. Thales is also a key player in the military space domain (communication and observation capabilities).
Thales has, in the course of many military programmes over the past years supported building local capabilities with our Korean partners. Thales actively supports Korean military research bodies by providing equipment, technology and engineering assistance in the development of local equipment.
In 2000, Thales created a Joint Venture focusing on defence activities with Samsung known as Samsung Thales Corporation (STC), which was transferred to the Hanwha Group in 2015. In 2016, Thales sold its 50% stake to Hanwha. Today Thales partners with many key industrial players such as renowned companies like Hanwha Systems, LIG NEX 1 etc.
In the transportation domain for both the domestic and export market, Thales has developed a successful partnership with different companies such as Hyundai Rotem and Woojin for onboard signalling systems, and DAEATI and LSIS for wayside signalling systems.
In the space domain, Thales over the past 20 years has continuously reinforced its local presence through close industrial cooperation with partners such as Hanwha Systems, KAI and many others. Thales Alenia Space's renowned expertise is to better serve the increased military and civil needs of its end customers such as ADD, KARI and KT SAT among others.