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)
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 acquisition of five Thales Ground Master 200 Multi-Mission Compact radars (GM200 MM/C). The agreement also includes an option for three additional systems.
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 new mobility demands – locally, between cities and across national frontiers.
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.