Thales is a key partner of the Finnish authorities and governmental institutions since 1880s in civil and defence domains. 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.
Thales is also a partner for Air Traffic Management providing Air Control Systems to the civil aviation sector and the transportation rail control systems. In the Digital & Identity Services area it dates back to 1885, when the Bank of Finland Banknote Printing Works was founded. Since 1987, Thales has been the passport supplier to the Finnish Authorities and in 1998 the National eID card was introduced by Thales, which was the first electronic ID card in the world.
A presence for more than 130 years
Sites in Finland
Thales’ strategy is to boost its local presence and establish local partnerships. Whenever a critical decision needs to be made, Thales has a role to play. Our solutions help customers to make the right decisions at the right time and act accordingly in challenging environments.
To help create a safer world, we serve five keys sectors in Finland:
- Defence and Security
- Ground Transportation
- Digital Identity and Security
Our core competencies are in Civil and Military Sectors, support on industrial participation, system engineering, life cycle services & support in several domains, extension of product life time and also cybersecurity solutions. In 1999 the first Ground Transportation contract was signed providing Signalling systems to Finland, which was then followed up by a further 14 signalling contracts. This demonstrate Thales’ strong position as a strategic supplier of railway signalling solutions and Traffic Management Systems to the Finnish Railway Authorities.
Defence in Finland
Thales in Finland has a long standing and strong position in the Finnish armed forces.
CFL calls for Thales to deliver new Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) in Luxembourg – providing a logical extension of the existing Thales traffic management system ARAMIS™, and prepares with this first step the path towards Autonomous Train Operations