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Thales in Hungary


Thales is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technologies – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organisations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.

Thales entered the Hungarian market in 1991 and delivers solutions and services for the Aerospace, Security and Defence. In the Defence sector, Thales has particularly supported Hungary within the framework of a NATO programmes.

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Thales is working with the Hungarian Ministry of Defence in assessing the need for new digital capabilities for the Hungarian Defence Forces. This includes the supply of C4I systems (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence) and new generation Software Defined Radios (SDR). 

The Hungarian Air Force has been operating the Thales Helicopter Mission Trainer "HMT" at Szolnok Air Base since 2018. This version draws on the EDITH system of the French Army. Using this solution, Hungarian Air Force crew can train collectively in a range of tactical scenarios, including combat search and rescue, air, land and naval operations or even command insertion / extraction. 

Digital Identity & Security 

Thales Digital Identity and Security main business activities in Hungary are related to banking and payment services, solutions for telecommunication as well as cloud protection and advanced encryption. 

The world of financial services is changing fast and consumers are looking for ever more personalised, convenient and secure ways to pay, communicate and interact with their banks and accounts. Thales provides the Hungarian banking sector with a wide range of secure digital banking, cards and digital payment solutions meeting and exceeding these demands. Moreover, Thales supplies the telecom sector with SIM cards, MIM cards and services for eSIM. 

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Since Hungary joined ESA in 2015, Thales has been collaborating with the Hungarian industry and getting involved in “geographic return”. Today, Thales is considered a long-term partner with the Hungarian industry, the first milestone being the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Thales Alenia Space in November 2021. 

The agreement thus consolidates Thales' cooperation with Hungarian companies, which have jointly developed new solutions for the space market that are now integrated into its value chain. The partnership also contributes to developing local talent in the space industry.  


Thales is a long-standing partner and the main supplier of Hungary Control for the control center and associated equipment, which includes radars, Navigational Aids (NAVAIDs) and continuous modernisation of the centre. Moreover, Thales is partnering with HungaroControl and Searidge Technologies for a collaborative development of more sophisticated remote tower concepts.

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In the past few years, Thales has installed electronic safety equipment in more than 60 railway stations, like Győr, Békéscsaba or Székesfehérvár, within the scope of 20 large-scale projects. Thales electronic interlocking technology has been deployed at the three largest railway stations of the Hungarian railway network. These systems guarantee the safety of passenger and freight transport day-by-day.
Thales was the first company to install the signalling system European Train Control System (ETCS) of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) in Hungary.  ETCS Level 1 trackside equipment has been implemented by Thales on a total length of more than 200km including key railway lines, nearly 500km have been equipped with ETCS Level 2.
Through its localisation approach and the local development and maintenance of safety-critical software, Thales solutions are in compliance with local requirements. Combining this local expertise with know-how from Thales experts worldwide, Thales is able to provide solutions that fulfill the highest safety standards.

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Contact us in Hungary

Thales in Hungary
Alkotás u. 53. MOM Park D épület
1123 Budapest, 
Phone: +36 (1) 488 05 80