Science & Technology
Thales's international growth strategy is based on the development of world-class expertise as close as possible to its customers. In Romania, Thales set up Thales Systems Romania (SRL), initially to meet the needs of the local rail sector. Today the company specialises in software development for rail transport and is contributing to Thales’s activities in international markets including Austria, Finland, Germany, Norway, South Africa and Spain.
In the field of science and technology, Thales in Romania is involved in the European laser research project ELI-NP (Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics), responsible for the turnkey development and supply of a complex scientific instrument. Providing its Romanian partners with a high-power laser system that will deliver the highest power in the world, 2x10 Petawatts (i.e. 20 million billion watts), Thales has also developed a special technical and scientific training programme to train our local engineers and technicians to install and operate the system for European research programmes. The laser was installed at Romania’s nuclear physics institute (IFN-HH) in Magurele, near Bucharest, 2016 and it will be fully functional in 2019.
Defence and security
Building on its strong ties with Romania in civil markets, Thales is seeking to expand its defence and security activities to support the modernisation of the armed forces and security services. As a trusted partner of the Romanian armed forces, Thales supplies tactical radio systems and a secure military tele-communications network. In 2013, the Romanian Navy selected Thales to supply an airborne anti-submarine warfare system. The Group is also a major player in cybersecurity and a leading supplier of Hardware Security Modules to protect data transfers.