Thales has always been the engine of the innovation and the technologies embedded in the the region and its industrial ecosystem. The United Arab Emirates started its journey towards industrial autonomy a while ago and in 2019, by creating Thales Emarat Technologie a 100% local company, Thales has set up an industrial footprint through three main axes of development – industry, innovation and education.
In 2020, Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Thales Group today signed a cooperation agreement to establish a Digital Competence Centre in Qatar Free Zones.
In 2019 , Thales signs contract with Oman Public Authority for Privatisation and Partnership (PAPP) to create the Advanced Cybersecurity Academy (ACA) as part of its Offset Program. Thales will provide Cyber Range Platforms and a full program of cyber training to the Academy to enhance Oman’s cyber-readiness
Numerous Joint ventures and academic partnerships with universities and partners across the Middle East form the core approach for Thales as the preferred local partner for the Middle East countries. . Thales is committed to the progressive development of Education, innovation and industry including cooperation in technology, operations, training and support.