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Thales in Norway


Thales in Norway is a significant technology supplier for Defence, Space, Avionics and Digital Identity & Security. 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.

years of presence in the country

Local cooperation

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, 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.

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Thales in Norway has a longstanding and strong position with the Norwegian Armed Forces. We offer a wide range of solutions and services for air, land, naval and joint forces.
Thales in Norway has a wide range of products within the field of communication and control centre solutions. The company has supplied secure military and enterprise networks since the mid-1980s and has broad experience in defence communications over the years. Thales has supplied voice and data intercom systems for most of the army vehicles in Norway known as SOTAS, which offers effective noise-cancelling functions and ensures clear voice transmission even in very noisy environments. Furthermore, Thales has delivered the naval SATCOM solutions for NANSEN-class frigates and Skjold-class corvettes to the Norwegian Navy.


In 2021, Thales won a global competition to deliver conflict detection and anti-collision software to the Air Traffic Management (ATM) in Avinor Air Navigation Services AS. The software is called TopSky-Safety Nets, a part of our solution for ATM called TopSky-Air Traffic Control. TopSky-Safety Nets helps the air traffic controllers detect potential conflicts in a very early stage, with fewer false alarms. In this way we contribute to even safer journeys for passengers in the Norwegian airspace.

In 2016, Thales in Norway opened a training and simulation centre in Stavanger. The training centre meets the demand for training services for helicopter pilots in areas like Defence, Search & Rescueoperations (SAR), Air Ambulance and Oil & Gas.

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Digital Identity & Security

Since 2005, Thales has been the primary provider of passports to the Norwegian government, and  following the new contract award with the Norwegian Police Directorate in 2016. Thales and the Norwegian government successfully launched the new generation of passports and national ID cards in 2020. In Norway, Thales also provides a wide range of market leading IoT solutions perfectly adapted for the Norwegian market such as Smart Metering solutions for utilities and grid managers within the energy market. For the Norwegian Healthcare system, Thales provides state-of-the-art solutions in security and connectivity.


Thales Norway is a world leader in crypto- and high-grade secured communications We are a partner, trusted advisor and contractor for the Norwegian government and for NATO, enabling these entities to communicate securely by protecting their most valued secrets. Thales Norway provides Norwegian Armed Forces  high grade crypto and is the principal supplier of IP encryption to NATO. 

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Thales Alenia Space designs and delivers high technology solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Thales Alenia Space delivered the current THOR-6 satellite, operated by Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, which was launched in October 2009. It carries an equipment offering both TV- and telecommunication services in the Nordics & Baltics, East & Central Europe and the Middle East.


Thales provides safety and security solutions for ground transportation infrastructure including mainline railways and urban transport. During the recent years, Thales has established itself as a significant technology supplier for public transportation in Norway in Rail Signalling and Traffic Management Systems.

Thales’ development of the Norwegian transportation has included ticketing systems, communication system for Bybanen and axle counters to BaneNOR. Proven technology solutions combined with local presence have contributed to making traveling by train safer and more reliable for the public. In 2012, Thales was awarded a contract to deliver new signalling solutions for Norwegian railways through an agreement with Bane NOR. The latest of the six deliveries in the project was “Farriseidet-Porsgrunn” in 2019. The new “Follobanen” will have Thales’ SignAn when it opens.

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Events for Norway

Thales regularly participates in many events to showcase our expertise and solutions. Browse our events calendar and check possible events planned in Norway

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Contact us in Norway

Thales DIS Norway (main Oslo office)
Karvesvingen 2
0579 Oslo

Thales International Norway - Stavanger
Utsolaarmen 14
4055 Sola