Thales in Qatar
Thales has been present in the State of Qatar for over 40 years, providing customers with advanced technology for the aerospace, transportation, digital identity, defence and security industries.
Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Thales inaugurated the Thales Digital Competence Centre in March 2022. The new centre serves as a hub for digital innovation across digital security, mobility, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity sectors.
As a long-term partner, the group firmly supports the national vision to build an advanced and sustainable society which provides a high standard of living for the Qatari people, through various strategic initiatives.
Thales launched the Thales Innovation Hub to further develop its expertise in cybersecurity and in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC). The Group has collaborated with Qatar Airways to jointly operate a technology research, development and training centre at the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP). To boost training opportunities for Qatari students on new and emerging technologies in the field of cybersecurity, Thales has sponsored a Chair in the Qatar University since 2016. Additionally, Thales provides Executive MBA credits to the Qatar Armed Forces, with HEC Paris.
As a partner of over 40 years, the Group has been working closely with the Qatar Armed Forces, to ensure access to the latest generation of solutions, from airborne or unmanned aerial systems to naval equipment.
Amongst other technologies, Thales equips Qatar’s Rafale combat aircraft with multi-sensor capability systems, such as the RBE2 AESA, the first European combat radar with an active electronic scanning antenna. Furthermore, the Group supplies Spectra electronic warfare suite, optronics, communication, navigation & identification system, avionics, power generation & conversion systems, and the AREOS reconnaissance POD. These systems represent around 25% of the total value of the Rafale.
Thales has been providing ground transportation solutions to Qatar since the Doha Metro first launched in 2019. The main products include advanced Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling, telecommunications, security an integrated Operational Control Center and automatic fare collection systems. To ensure that passenger journeys are smooth and seamless, Thales also provides fully integrated solution for the supervision, telecommunication, security and fare collection systems for the Lusail Tram launched in January 2022.
As a market leader in the fields of Avionics and Air Traffic Management Systems, Thales provides a comprehensive end-to-end response to the air transport challenges that airports face. The Group proudly supports the expansion of Qatar airspace with the establishment of a cutting edge Air Traffic Management and Radar systems.
Thales has been a steady partner to Qatar Airways in its incredible growth, providing state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems to the carrier’s growing fleet.
Digital Identity and Security
Bringing trust to the billions of digital interactions that businesses and government bodies rely on, Thales equips Qatar with secure biometric, electronic identification, authentication and eSignature technologies.
Thales has been providing National eID cards and modules for Qatari residents and citizens which enable contact and contactless verification of the card-holder both in person or online. Working closely with the clients has enabled the development of a sophisticated, real-time risk assessment system which offers a robust yet flexible security policy adapted to the level of risk, balancing security and convenience when it comes to protect all eGovermental transactions.
Thales also works closely with the leading telecom operators in the country.
Thales has been working closely with clients in the State of Qatar to ensure that the most critical infrastructures in the country are equipped with cutting-edge security systems. The Group supports with the deployment and accelerated adoption of technologies including UAV systems, airport security and operations optimization systems, large event security and mobility solutions with applications in various industries.
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THALES QFZ L.L.C.
Wing 4, Level 2, Business & Innovation Park,
Building 1, Street 504, Zone 49
Ras Bufontas Free Zone
PO Box 14266,
Phone: +974 4426 0500