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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.


Local Cooperation

Thales’ cooperation with the Romanian defence industry began with the manufacturing and development of Panther and Jaguar family of tactical radios. The collaboration dates back to 1996, when through a significant transfer of technology process, over 3000 tactical radios were built for the Romanian Armed Forces. Since then, these radios were successfully operated by the Romanian military in NATO, EU and international missions such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 2013, the Romanian Navy selected Thales to supply an airborne anti-submarine warfare system, which was fitted onboard the Puma Helicopters operated onboard the Type 22 Frigates, providing a significant capability multiplier for the NATO presence in the Black Sea.

Continuing the successful partnership with the Romanian military and industry for more than 20 years, a long-standing cooperation with Aerostar SA has evolved into a Key Industrial Partnership, where Thales has supplied Interrogating Friend or Foe (IFF) technologies to the majority of air, ground and naval military platforms in Romania.

Thales is also a leading supplier of Hardware Security Modules to protect data transfers in the Romanian Government and Critical Infrastructure.

Thales is committed to becoming the national technological leader by helping the Romanian Government to master every decisive moment, based on the current ongoing large procurement program, participating in the four new Gowind Corvettes programme and fostering closer ties and business partnerships for the ongoing Class II NATO UAS competition.

We continue to cooperate with the Romanian military and academic establishment as a local entity in the European Defence Fund initiatives, where Thales Systems Romania (SRL) is ideally positioned to leverage not only its local human and technological resources, but also the Group’s wider global footprint.