Thales in Norway is a significant technology supplier for Defence, Space, Avionics, Digital Identity & Security and Public Transportation in Norway. Thales is a trusted partner in developing and delivering world leading, high-grade secure communication systems for extreme challenges within the defence and security markets in Norway and its allies. Thales Norway AS operates under the Norwegian Safety Act and is an integrated part of the total defence concept in Norway. Furthermore, Thales operates a helicopter Training & Simulation centre in Stavanger.
Since 2012, Thales has established itself as a significant technology supplier for public transportation in Norway in Rail Signalling and Traffic Management Systems. Since 2005, Thales has been the primary provider of Passports to the Norwegian Government, and in 2020 Thales and the Norwegian Government successfully launched the new generation of Passports and National ID cards in 2020. With more than 100-year long presence in Norway, Thales has approx. 300 employees in three main locations across the country.
Thales always applies an approach where collaboration with national partners is included in the business model. In the Norwegian defence market, the most advanced solutions delivered by industrial players have emerged from collaboration between industry, academic and research institutions together with the Armed Forces. This triangular cooperation allows short and effective communication lines and has created a highly competitive and modern defence industry, which Thales is a part of. To grow the position as market leader within secure communication, transportation, space and aerospace, Thales works closely with our Norwegian customers and partners. Thales cooperates with several academic institutions in Norway to support and attract future generations of engineers. The institutions include:
Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
University of Oslo (UiO)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Gjøvik University College (HiG)
University of Bergen (UiB)
Sites (Oslo (2), Trondheim and Stavanger)
Defence in Norway
Thales is a trusted provider of material and services developed for defence purposes including command & control systems, radar and surveillance as well as material for all branches of defence. Thales develops and integrates systems in Norway, as well as delivers the best available technology from our global organization.
Thales is a worldwide leader in Air Traffic Management and avionic training & simulation. Thales provides mission readiness through a range of complex training equipment, turnkey training services. Thales’ simulator centre in Stavanger hosts training facilities for training of helicopter crews in collaboration with partners.
Thales delivers signalling, communications and security solutions for rail and public ground transportation. In Norway, Thales is currently delivering the signalling system SignAN and developing the next generation Traffic Management System (TMS) together with BaneNOR.
Thales is a world leader in digital security, bringing trust to the global economy and securing digital exchanges for billions of people and things, thus providing Digital & Identity Services in the majority of the countries in the world, Norway being one of them.
Thales Norway is a world leader in crypto- and high-grade secured communications. We are a partner, trusted advisor and contractor for the Norwegian Government and for NATO. Thales Norway is an independent defence and security company, operating under Norwegian Security Law, fully owned by Thales Group (EPA: HO). About half of our revenue is export income.
Thales Alenia Space designs, operates and delivers satellite-based systems. Our space systems help them position and connect anyone or anything, everywhere, help observe our planet, help optimize the use of our planet's – and our solar system’s – resources. In Norway the Thor 6-satellite was delivered by Thales.
Building on the strong international NATO cooperation within the Ground Based domain, as well as strategic bi-lateral defence ties, the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) has signed an agreement with the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the acqu...
CFL calls for Thales to deliver new Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) in Luxembourg – providing a logical extension of the existing Thales traffic management system ARAMIS™, and prepares with this first step the path towards Autonomous Train Operations
Thales offers one of the most reliable and comprehensive portfolios of rail and public ground transportation solutions on the market. Countries, cities and public transport operators rely on Thales’ ground transportation solutions to adapt to rapid urbanisation and meet...
The Norwegian rail infrastructure needs to be upgraded in order to capitlise on growing demand. Operators need the ability to run more passengers and trains on existing networks. Signaling that delivers increased capacity, efficiency and safety is essential.