At Thales Australia, we have a long and proud history of working with Australian suppliers to further develop advanced in-country capability across manufacturing, critical systems and services. For more than 30 years we have been building a whole industrial ecosystem in Australia to support the Australian Defence Force and exports.
Between 2017 and 2019, Thales Australia spent $1.3bn dollars on Australian suppliers across all markets we operate in. We pride ourselves on the collaborative nature of our work and we don’t simply procure from SMEs, we provide best in class development support to help them grow, improve and be more competitive.
By fostering close collaborative partnerships with small to medium businesses, Thales is contributing to the Australian Government’s strategy of building enhanced sovereign industrial capability.