Thales in Greece
Thales has been active in Greece for 45 years, supplying a number of major systems to the Hellenic Armed Forces. These include avionics and mission systems for the Rafale, Mirage 2000 and Mirage 2000-5 combat aircraft, and large-scale air defence systems for the Air Force and the Navy. Thales combat systems are deployed by Hellenic Navy on-board surface vessels, while Thales PR4G tactical radios, optronic systems and surveillance radars are in service with the Army.
In civil markets, Thales has supplied much of the country's air traffic control systems.
Thales is playing an active role in the development of the Greek defence industry through a network of local SMEs and participates in European Programs in cooperation with Greek Universities and Research Centers.
In addition, Thales is an active member of a number of local industry organisations, including SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises), HASDIG (Hellenic Aerospace & Defence Industries Group), SEKPY (Association of Hellenic Defence Manufacturers) and EVIDITE (Greek Space Association) and member of si-Cluster (Space Cluster). The company is also an accredited supplier of defence systems to the Greek Ministry of Defence.
Thales is a long-standing partner of the Hellenic Air Force, Hellenic Navy and Hellenic Army.
In the Air domain, Greece announced a historic order of 18 Rafale aircraft in January 2021, becoming the first European customer of the Rafale team. Thales is responsible for the combat systems, radar and electronics of the aircraft.
The deliveries of aircraft will be spread out over two years, ending in 2023. The contract also includes logistic support to Hellenic Air Force Rafale’s air activity, maintaining the availability of equipment and systems at the highest level.
In the Naval domain, surface vessels in service are equipped with Thales electronic combat systems, selfdefence and communication systems.
In the Land domain, Thales has provided PR4G tactical radios, surveillance radars and optronic systems to the Army.
Since the 1990s, Thales has supplied numerous systems to the Greek civil aviation authorities, including primary radars, secondary surveillance radars, communication and Air Navigation Aids (navaids) systems.
Thales’s Air Traffic Management system has been in operation since 1990 to manage all air traffic movements in Greek airspace. In 2015, Thales was selected to upgrade this ATM system in a contract that includes hardware replacement as well as the supply and integration of the Multi Sensor Tracking System (MSTS) and other enhancements.
Digital Identity & Security
Thales delivers identity and biometric solutions to governments, public authorities and private entities in the fields of civil identity and public security. We do this by providing highly secure documents such as passports, ID cards, drivers’ licenses etc. but also mobile identity solutions that are at the heart of identity schemes.
Governments rely on Thales to support them in their digital transformation,particuliarly in the area of of eGovernment and mGovernment services.
We also provide solutions for verifying people’s identities, for example, when they cross borders and enrolling them in national registers. Both of these are built on our expertise
Thales stands ready to support Greece in the creation of a trusted digital identity program.
Thales is contributing to cybersecurity in Greece via Pandora, an R&D Defence project and consortium which aims to build the EU’s cyberdefence capacity.
Led by the Greek Defense Ministry and coordinated by Space Hellas, Pandora involves 15 organisations from 8 European Member States.
As a strategic partner to this program, Thales is leader of the integration and verification of the Cyber defence platform. The aim of these activities is to integrate all the developed components and to experiment and validate the end-to-end platform with the use of a simulation environment for the cyber- attacks.
In Space, Thales Alenia Space also supplies one of Greece’s primary communications satellites, Hellasat 3, which entered into service in 2017. Two years later, Thales Alenia Space, Thales Hellas and the Hellenic Space Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering cooperation in the area of Earth observation. The objective is to foster cooperation in national, European and international space programs to build synergies and boost the Greek space industry’s capabilities.
Selected in 2014, Thales is responsible for the signalling and telecommunication systems for the new rail line between Kiato and Rododafni, which was inaugurated in 2020. Thales ETCS Level 1 signalling systems also equip the rail line from Athens to Promachonas (Bulgarian border). In addition, Thales provides the passenger information system and train supervision system for Line 1 of the Athens metro.
News and events
Thales to create a world-class global cybersecurity leader, acquiring US-based cyber champion Imperva from Thoma BravoRead more
Thales develops its cooperation with Greek Industries in the frame of the FDI Belharra FrigatesRead more
Events for Greece
Thales regularly participates in events to showcase our expertise and solutions. Browse our events calendar and check possible events planned in Greece.
Our next local event is:
DEFEA, May 9 - 11, 2023 | Metropolitan Expo Athens, Greece - Hall 2 – Stand E1
Careers at Thales in Greece
Contact us in Greece
Thales Hellas SA
48, Konstantinoupoleos Str.
P.O. Box 67
194 41 Koropi