Thales business and corporation with Finnish authorities and governmental institutions dates back to the early 1970’s, primarily in the domain of Air Traffic Management providing Air Control Systems to the civil aviation sector as well as communications equipment to the military. Today, Thales’ Air Traffic Management system covers the whole country.
Since then, Thales has increased its footprint through the provision of Military Air Surveillance Radars, where the first contract was signed in 1988 and the second in 2009.
In the Digital & Identity Services area it dates back to 1885 when the Bank of Finland Bankote Printing Works was founded. Thales was the passport supplier in Finland from 1987-2006 and Finlands national eID card was introduced in 1998 by Thales which was the first electronic eID card in the world.