Thales UK technology: delivering solutions for the maritime operational environmentThales in the UK enjoys a strong maritime heritage. Our core skills are reflected in a customer base of more than 50 navies globally, including the Royal Navy.
Our core skills include:
- Prime contract management
- Systems integration
- Command information systems
- Electronic warfare
- Support services
Delivering naval systems to the UKs most powerful new warshipsA founding member of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Thales in the UK is playing a defining role in designing and delivering the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, the largest and most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK.
Advanced underwater systemsThales’s sonar expertise covers everything from advanced acoustic arrays to sophisticated signal processing architectures. We deliver the world’s most advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) sonar to the Royal Navy.
Sensor technology for the above water environmentThales’s breadth of expertise extends to above-water sensors and data connectivity technology, including long and medium range radar and the latest electro-optical sensor systems. These provide essential situational awareness, threat warning, targeting support and tactical intelligence.
Maritime safety and securityBy combining non-lethal weapons, container security and perimeter protection systems, Thales in the UK protects maritime assets and combats threats.
Autonomous SystemsThales in the UK is a leader in the development of autonomous systems in the Maritime environment for both commercial and military purposes.
Customer services and supportThales supports navies around the world with systems maintenance, operator and maintainer training services, and procurement, providing cost effective through-life support. Thales in the UK has signed a 10-year contract with the UK MOD for the in-service support of all the Royal Navy’s major sensor systems.
Navies supplied globally
Playing a lead role in the design and construction of the UK’s new aircraft carriersThales in the UK is a founding member of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, working in partnership with Babcock, BAE Systems and the MOD to deliver the largest, most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK.
Thales’s proven expertise has played a defining role in the design of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier:
- Concept design
- Project management
- Platform design
- Weapons systems design
- Systems integration
The carriers are also fitted with Thales communications and the S1850M Long Range Radar.
Delivering a complex project on a national scaleThis is the largest engineering project in the UK today, involving construction at six shipyards nationwide and hundreds of companies in the supply chain, covering every region of the UK.
The scale of this investment, in particular in design, engineering, project management, procurement and advanced manufacturing skills, will have an enduring positive impact on the UK economy.
The first of class, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has been officially named by HM the Queen and moved to Rosyth for final outfitting and commissioning.
Construction continues on the second carrier, HMS Prince of Wales.