Thales has been present in the Republic of Korea for over thirty years in the defence, transportation, security, aerospace and space domains. Today, the Group’s main office in the country is located in Seoul, and thirty people are currently employed throughout the Nation.In Korea, Thales is present in the civil domains providing various solutions for air traffic management, ground transportation, In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (Korean Air) and telecom satellites (KT Sat).
The Group is a long-term provider of defence solutions for the Korean Defence Forces, with an extensive influence in both naval sensors and air defence. Thales is also a key player in the military space domain (communication and observation capabilities).
In 2000, Thales created a Joint Venture focusing on defence activities with Samsung known as Samsung Thales Corporation (STC), which was transferred to the Hanwha Group in 2015. In 2016, Thales decided the sale 50% stake in Hanwha Thales. Today Thales is partnering with Hanwha Systems but also with other defence companies on a case by case basis.
In the transportation domain, Thales has signed a General Cooperation Agreement with Hyundai Rotem in order to address both domestic and export projects, and is working with DAEATI, the country’s leading signalling company, in order to reinforce the Group’s local presence.
Partnering for exports
AerospaceThe Group is a main partner with Korean Air, providing In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity solutions to over 50% of their fleet.
DefenceThales is a supplier of the Korean Defence Forces, with a major influence in the naval sensor and air defence domains.
SecurityThales is positioning itself in South of korea to address local needs for cities’ and critical infrastructure security
TransportationThales represents more than 40% of market share in rail signalling solutions, with five urban rail & four mainline signalling projects secured in the past ten years.
SpaceThales delivers satellites both for military (Koreasat-5 & Kompsat 5) and commercial use (Koreasat-6, Koreasat-7, Koreasat-5A).