From navies and coast guards to search and rescue teams, maritime authorities face demanding and evolving tasks. Today’s maritime landscape is increasingly challenging, with growing threats, from illegal trafficking and piracy to cyber attacks and regional conflict. Thales in the UK offers solutions to these threats in a number of key maritime areas.
Delivering naval systems to the UK's most powerful new warships
A founding member of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Thales in the UK is playing a defining role in designing and delivering the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, the largest and most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK.
Advanced underwater systems
Thales’s sonar expertise covers everything from advanced acoustic arrays to sophisticated signal processing architectures. We deliver the world’s most advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) sonar to the Royal Navy.
Sensor technology for the above-water environment
Thales’s breadth of expertise extends to above-water sensors and data connectivity technology, including long and medium-range radar and the latest electro-optical sensor systems. These provide essential situational awareness, threat warning, targeting support and tactical intelligence.
Mine countermeasures – Protecting the frontline
Thales is committed to working alongside the Royal Navy and maritime mine countermeasures (MCM) forces globally to deliver the sensors that help keep sea lanes open for international trade.
Thales supports navies around the world with systems maintenance, operator and maintainer training services, and procurement, providing cost-effective through-life support. Thales in the UK has signed a 10-year contract with the UK MOD for the in-service support of all the Royal Navy’s major sensor systems.
Navies supplied globally
Aircraft Carrier Alliance
Playing a lead role in the design and construction of the UK’s new aircraft carriers
Thales in the UK is a founding member of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, working in partnership with Babcock, BAE Systems and the MOD to deliver the largest, most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK.