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Thales to reinforce its defence technology prowess at DefExpo 2022

  • Thales will be present at the DefExpo22 (Stand R.14, Hall 12) to showcase its robust and diverse portfolio of capabilities that support the Indian armed forces' modernisation ambitions.
  • The emphasis will be on Thales' 'Make in India' commitment and contribution to 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' vision of the country through local partnerships, design and development.
  • Visitors at the Thales stand will be able to experience physical demos and digital immersive experiences covering Aero, Naval and Land Defence as well as Space capabilities.

New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, February 25, 2022: Thales will be present in full strength at the 12th edition of DefExpo 2022, India's flagship defence show. At its stand R.14, Hall 12, Thales will exhibit an array of state-of-the-art technologies across Land, Air and Naval defence as well as Space that aim to support the modernisation needs of the Indian Armed Forces. Thales' demonstrations will underline the company's commitment to the Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision of the country. 

On display in Air Defence, Thales will bring its air defence systems such as Laser Beam Riding MANPAD System (LBRMS) and Lightweight Multi-role Missiles (LMM), high-performing, lightweight, precision strike, missile, designed to be fired from tactical platforms including fixed or rotary winged UAVs and surface platforms to Defexpo 2022. 

Another highlight especially for the armaments and dismounted combat segment will be the Laser-Guided Rocket, offering unprecedented levels of precision and safety from a platform to defeat soft and light armoured targets; lightweight assault rifle F90MBR designed to perform in the world’s toughest environments, delivering accuracy, reliability and adaptability for the modern soldier, and mortar systems.

As part of its underwater solutions display, Thales will introduce CAPTAS-1 Sonar and the Acoustic Shot Detector Sensor for the maritime environment (ACUSONICS). And to add to the organisation’s arsenal of unmanned anti-submarine warfare offerings, Thales will also showcase the new-generation sonobuoy (Sonoflash). 

The defence stakeholders will also be able to discover other solutions from Thales across categories including Space technologies for defence through digitally immersive experiences. 

“Developing trusted technology to assist the Indian armed forces in their modernization efforts is an essential aspect of Thales’ commitment to India. DefExpo allows us to reinforce this and reaffirm our support for the Indian government's "Make in India for India and for the world" and “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives. We will demonstrate our skills and highlight how we have used technology, innovation, and talent to grow the Indian defence ecosystem at the show. We will continue to be motivated by the goal of creating a future in which various stakeholders can work together towards fast-paced growth of the country, and we will emphasise this at Defexpo this year." Ashish Saraf, Vice President and Country Director – India, Thales.


About Thales 
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organisations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.
Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020 the Group generated sales of €17 billion.
About Thales in India
Present in India since 1953, Thales is headquartered in Noida and has other operational offices and sites spread across Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Mumbai, among others. Over 1,800 employees are working with Thales and its joint ventures in India. Since the beginning, Thales has been playing an essential role in India’s growth story by sharing its technologies and expertise in Defence, Transport, Aerospace and Digital Identity and Security markets. Thales has two engineering competence centres in India - one in Delhi NCR focused on digital identity and security business, while the one in Bengaluru focuses on hardware, software and systems engineering capabilities for both the civil and defence sectors, serving global needs.
Pawandeep KAUR, Thales, Communications in India
+91 120 40 20 555
Camille Heck, Thales, Media Relations Land & Naval Defence
+33 (0)6 73 78 33 63
Anuradha Chawla, Chase India
+91 98 999 65 560