Make the skies safer with Thales UK’s leading air traffic management systems

At Thales UK, we have a global pedigree for pioneering work with technology. We design, manufacture and deliver the most advanced air traffic management (ATM) equipment available on the market to improve the safety of air operations globally.

  • Thales UK is the world number one provider of ATM systems
  • We equip more than 160 air traffic control centres, covering over 40 per cent of the world’s airspace
  • Every day two thirds of planes around the world take off and land using Thales equipment

Working with ATM partners to meet their requirements

We enjoy a strong culture of successful partnerships because we have built excellent relationships with ATM service providers over the years, giving them peace of mind whenever they work with us.

Thales UK understands exactly what is required to keep aircraft operations running smoothly, safely and efficiently:
  • ATM software
  • Active and passive radar systems for tracking aircraft
  • Navigation systems to guide and help aircraft take off and land
Our Multi-Static Primary Surveillance Radar (MSPSR) is designed to reduce the effects of wind farms on surveillance radars and free up electro-magnetic frequencies through passive surveillance.

Key figures

in air traffic management worldwide
air traffic control centres equipped by Thales
of planes take off and land using Thales equipment every day

Project Marshall

Transforming terminal air traffic management for the UK Ministry of Defence

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded Thales UK a £1.5 billion contract to deliver Project Marshall to ensure a safer, more efficient and sustainable Air Traffic Management (ATM) service for the UK’s armed forces.

Over the project’s 22 year life-span, ATM will be modernised at more than 100 MOD locations in the UK and overseas.

Delivering Project Marshall through Aquila

We will deliver those improvements in partnership with the UK’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) in a joint venture, AQUILA.
Aquila brings together the best-in-class providers of ATM systems and services to deliver, in project Marshall, the optimum solution for UK military air operations now and for the future.

Thales UK is drawing on its extensive experience delivering mission critical services to the MOD, which demands 24/7 service availability and the completion of major upgrades to infrastructure that’s in constant use.
John Smith
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