Thales in Czech Republic
Thales has been conducting business and developing its presence in Czech Republic for over 20 years providing its customers with technologically advanced solutions for the Defence & Security, Digital Identity & Security, Aerospace & Space domains. The office located in Prague also hosts an Engineering Competence Centre (ECC) employing over 300 people, focusing especially on Digital Identity and Security.
The development strategy of Thales in Czech Republic is strongly rooted in a commitment of collaboration with local partners. The pioneering solutions developed by Thales over the years continue to be integrated into the Czech market. An example of this can be found in the space area in which Thales has been cooperating for over 10 years with local stakeholders and supporting the development of local industry. Building on that, Thales is constantly investing in its Engineering Competence Centre to ramp up its current capabilities and digital competences to better support the local industry.
The Czech Ministry of Defence and the special forces benefit from Thales SQUIRE radars which were delivered about 10 years ago. The SQUIRE Ground Surveillance Radar is capable of detecting small unmanned vehicles, and it can also be used to protect civil infrastructures, like airports or rail infrastructure.
Czech special forces are provided with Thales VHF and HF radios. Moreover, the company also supports the MoD with Ground Air Ground (GAG) communication programmes led by NATO.
Thales has been historically present in the Czech aeronautical field through the supply of equipment and subsystems to the local military industry, including avionic and electrical systems.
Digital Identity & Security
Thales has a strong presence in the digital sector in Czech Republic through its Engineering Competence Center (ECC) located in Prague. 300 people of 40 different nationalities work across multiple product product lines. The ECC develops solutions for ID/passport and secured banking as well as e-payment solutions focusing on hardware and software biometrics systems. An additional area of focus is IoT solutions.
Thales provides mobile operators with hundreds of millions of SIM cards and is currently delivering it over the air platform solutions. Moreover, Thales supplies automated digital fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) to the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
Thales has seconded several of its engineers to the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) in Prague, and regularly participates in calls for tender issued by the ESA, together with local industry and universities. As an example, Thales started working with the local industry 10 years ago when it co-developed, together with Frentech Aerospace, a precision motor for solar panels.
For the past 20 years, Thales has delivered several generations of Air Traffic Management systems (ATM) from the EuroCat2000 system to the new generation TopSky-ATC solution. Since 2015, Thales has been the preferred partner of ANSCR (Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic) in equipping the air traffic control center in Prague. Thales continues to provide new functions (software updates) to the various air traffic control and management centers to meet EUROCONTROL standard requirements and maintain the radars in place. In this regard, the company delivered Navigational Air Systems (NAVAIDS) including DVOR, ILS and TACAN.
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Thales in Czech Republic
Prague 4, 140 00
Phone: +420 241 051 555