Thales in Romania
Thales has been present in Romania for more than 20 years, which began decades ago as a supplier to the Romanian armed forces. Over the years, the Group has grown and diversified its portfolio of activities to cover other major markets of the Group.
Thales expanded its local expertise in 2019 by setting up the Romanian Engineering Competence Centre (ECC), a transversal entity supporting most of the Group businesses in delivering competitive solutions. The ECC has progressively grown from 250 engineers to approximately 950 engineers in 2022. Today it serves as a regional hub for the Group’s software development needs, as well as activities in hardware, operations, maintenance and training.
As a global technology leader, Thales has the capabilities to address new challenges and new opportunities ahead in Romania. With its engineers and researchers, Thales has unparalleled capability to design and deploy solutions that meet the most complex requirements.
Thales is committed to becoming an important technological partner for Romania, through a successful participation in the ongoing large programs in Naval, Space, Land & Air defence, as well as cybersecurity and biometrics.
Thales delivered the most powerful laser system in the world (2x 10 PetaWats). The team in Romania directly contributed to the installation of the system and today a mixed French-Romanian team is operating this unique scientific instrument.
Since 2019, Thales Romania has established strategic partnerships with Politehnica University of Bucharest and its CAMPUS Research Institute, focusing on R&D and CSR programmes aiming at developing young talents while building technical competences and skills for the future.
As a trusted partner of the Romanian armed forces, Thales has supplied various military systems, from tactical radios to encrypted military telecommunications solutions and underwater technologies embedded into naval, land and air platforms.
Thales built 3000 tactical radios for the Romanian Armed Forces which were successfully operated by the in NATO, EU and international missions. The company also supplied Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) technologies to the majority of air, ground and naval military platforms in Romania. Data transfers in the Romanian Government and Critical Infrastructure are protected with Thales Hardware Security Modules.
Digital Identity & Security
Thales provides end-to-end Identity & Biometric Solutions (IBS) including secure documents, robust identity solutions and services that address government programs for ID management and road safety, eGovernment/mGovernment infrastructures for trusted eServices, border and visa management services, and also best-in-class forensic solutions.
The Regional Delivery Centre located in Bucharest deploys, services and maintains Secure Document Issuing systems as well as Automated Fingerprint Information Systems.
The Romanian banking sector benefits of a wide range of secure digital banking, cards and digital payment solutions from Thales. In addition to this, Thales works with mobile network operators since the inception of mobile telecom services supplying SIM cards, MIM cards and services for eSIM.
More than 80 engineers from the Romanian Engineering Competence Centre dedicate their knowledge and skills to projects for Thales Alenia Space, a Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%). They provided their expertise and support on projects such as Space Inspire™ solution - a software-defined, ultra-flexible and fully reprogrammable in orbit satellite, Meteosat 3rd generation - a new generation of meteorological satellites, Lunar Gateway - a cislunar space station that will orbit around the Moon. The team is also developing components of the SpaceOps product line used for the configuration and monitoring of telecom geostationary satellites, including the Eutelsat KVHTS satellite, host to the most powerful processor ever put into orbit.
The Romanian Engineering Competence Centre has a dedicated team working on Airspace Mobility Solutions. The team provides knowhow and support on air traffic management solutions such as TopSky – ATC, the world’s most advanced air traffic control automation solution, 4–FLIGHT, a new-generation ATM system for en-route control, OneSKY, the world’s most advanced and integrated civil and military air traffic management system built specifically for Australia, and Coflight, the new generation of Flight Data Processing System (FDPS) designed to meet Single European Sky objectives and SESAR.
Engineering Competence Centre
In 2018, Thales Group decided to further expand its presence in Romania through the development of a Groupwide Engineering Competence Centre (ECC) as part of Thales Romania, reinforcing its position as a leader in all its markets. The ECC delivers software development solutions in a number of core Thales business areas, from space and defence, to security and aerospace.
With cybersecurity being a very important asset in any application, whether public, private or hybrid, Thales’ engineers are focusing their attention on this aspect now more than ever. As a long-term target, Thales Romania aims to be a key contributor within AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things) and Digitalisation.
With more than 20 years of experience in the Romanian market, Thales rail signalling solutions revitalise existing rail networks and ensure greenfield installations start off right. Thales has played a major role in modernising the Romanian National Railway network and has been a pioneer in many signalling innovations and developments with the national railway through time. Thales won multiple signalling projects to refurbish legacy systems, which has increased the capacity of passenger and freight networks, and accompany the railway in building future networks. The Romanian National Railway can rely on Thales for all safety critical systems and innovative digital mobility services, which finally will improve end user experience.
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Thales in Romania
15A ORDIHEEA TOWERS, 6th Floor
Orhideelor St., RO-060071
Phone: (+40)21 3033402