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Thales in Poland


Thales has been present in Poland since 1992 and provides its customers with technologically advanced solutions for the Defence & Security, Digital Identity & Security, Aerospace & Space domains.Today, the Group employs 1330 people at sites across Poland, in Warsaw, Katowice, Tczew and Gdynia.

years of presence in the country

Local cooperation

Thales’ development strategy in Poland is strongly rooted in a commitment of collaboration with Thales’ partners. As a result, the company’s pioneering solutions continue to be integrated into the Polish market.  Furthermore, Thales is deeply involved in science as well as research and development cooperation with universities and higher education institutions. The company takes part in several partnership programmes with academic institutions in Poland.

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Whether designing fire-control radar systems, advanced multi-static sonars or cyber-protected transmission networks for safer skies, Thales delivers solutions that protect states, cities and critical infrastructures.

Thales’ cooperation with the Polish defence industry involves e.g.  the development and manufacturing of PR4G tactical radios. Another major element of cooperation in Poland in 2001 was the conclusion of a contract for the modernisation of three Orkan-class missile ships, which were equipped with a modern TACTICOS Combat Management system. In March 2014, Polish Ministry of National Defence signed a contract with Thales for the delivery of an integrated combat management system along with the associated works for the ORP Ślązak patrol vessel. In 2023, Thales signed a contract to equip the Polish Navy MIECZNIK frigates with the TACTICOS combat management system, sonars, infrared sensor and radars providing the warships with multiple functions for detection, identification, command and control and decision making. 


Since 2012, Thales has also been present on the Polish aviation market, when LOT Polish Airlines decided to expand their fleet by purchasing a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Boeing Dreamliners are equipped with In-flight Entertainment systems (IFE) produced by Thales.

A special Thales line maintenance station, Warsaw OBS Station, has been established at Okęcie in order to perform any necessary on-going repairs and maintenance of the IFE system. Thanks to technicians from Okęcie passengers flying every day from Warsaw to cities such as New York, Chicago, Toronto, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, and many others, can enjoy the latest movies, music, games, and news during their flights. Each passenger is able to check his or her flight status on an on-going basis and receive all instructions concerning flight safety. Warsaw OBS Station is the only Thales station in the world to provide maintenance of business class seats.

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Digital Identity & Security

In the civil identity sector, Thales offers end-to-end Identity and Biometric Solutions. The Manufacturing Competence Centre is located in Tczew, near Gdansk. Two flagship manufacturing sites equipped with innovative machinery, produce advanced banking cards and secure documents. It is a Centre of Excellence in the production of identity documents and our largest Identity & Biometric Solutions manufacturing site worldwide. The centre’s highly competent staff ensures strict compliance with all environmental, safety and ethics regulations. Thanks to our colleagues working in Poland Manufacturing Centre, Thales is providing cutting edge products and services of the highest quality to customers all over the world.


One of the main priority areas for Thales in Poland is the space sector. In June 2015, Thales Group opened the new office in Warsaw. The mission is to strengthen cooperation by providing partnership initiatives, which meet the requirements of both the public and commercial markets. Thales aims to support the development Polish aerospace industry, especially in the area of defence and Earth observation solutions. 

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Thales has played a major role in ensuring Poland’s rail network. For a number of years, the company has been involved in implementing the latest rail signalling technologies, with the first major project completed being the Poznań Railway Node. Thales systems control railway traffic on a part of the line, which is over 1000 km long. On another 1500 km of the track, Thales is implementing modern rail signalling systems. 

Systems and devices offered by Thales are also used by the Railway Institute. Thales built the ETCS level-1 system on the test rail track in Żmigród. The investment broadens the testing capabilities in the certification processes conducted by the Railway Institute.


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Contact us in Poland

Thales Polska
9 gen. Józefa Zajączka street
01-518 Warsaw
Phone: (+48) (22) 639 52 52

Thales Alenia Space Polska
9 gen. Józefa Zajączka street
01-518 Warsaw
Phone: (+48) (22) 639 52 52

Thales Digital Identity & Security Polska 
2 Skarszewska street
83-110 Tczew
Phone: (+48) (22) 639 52 52