In many cases, we develop not just new technology but a whole new way of doing things.

7% of our revenue is reinvested in R & D. Each year, we file hundreds of patents, and every day our global network of 20,000 scientists share ideas on how to conquer the latest challenges of a breath taking range of applications within the aerospace, defence, security and transport markets.

Our Research and Technology facility in Reading, Berkshire exemplifies this approach. Working in close collaboration with various government agencies, universities and private research organisations, Thales Research and Technology (UK) Ltd has an enviable track record of innovation that has led directly to four Queen's Awards for Technology being gained by Thales companies, as well as recently gaining the ‘Investors in Innovation’ accreditation, for commitment to catalysing growth through innovation.