Thales Communications & Security

High-level expertise and strong growth potential

Thales Communications & Security employs approximately 7,000 people at 10 locations in France, providing an extensive portfolio of solutions to customers on every continent.

The creation of Thales Communications & Security expands and intensifies the existing cooperation between Thales Communications and Thales Security Solutions & Services on such projects as the French defence ministry’s new headquarters at Balard in Paris, the Paris Metro Line 13 upgrade and the Mexico City urban security system.

With greater critical mass, a broader base of common and complementary customers, and improved competitive performance, Thales Communications & Security will be in a better position to capture new markets, both in France and internationally.
Through Thales Communications & Security, Thales is pursuing an ambitious growth strategy in secure information and communication systems for the global defence, security and ground transportation markets. In particular, the new company strengthens Thales’s position as a major world player in cybersecurity.

The overriding ambition is to meet the major challenges of customers around the world in each of the Group’s markets.

Our vision

Thales establishes Thales Communications & Security, consolidating its European leadership in secure information and communication systems for the global defence, security and ground transportation markets.
Thales has formed a new company, Thales Communications & Security, combining the expertise of Thales Communications and Thales Security Solutions & Services in the fields of defence, security and ground transportation.
The decision to merge these two major Thales companies was driven by growing convergence between the information superiority requirements of these three sectors.

With proven credentials and world-class expertise, the new company brings Thales a number of distinctive strengths that enhance its ability to meet customer requirements effectively and efficiently.
Thales Communications & Security employs approximately 7,000 people at 9 locations in France, providing an extensive portfolio of solutions to customers on every continent.

Getting to grips with globalisation

As the world becomes more open and more complex, new threats and vulnerabilities inevitably appear, making it increasingly vital for the right decisions to be taken at the right time in every possible situation. In terms of information management and related technologies, therefore, the needs of the armed forces and civil security organisations are converging.
At the same time, communication, command & control and supervision solutions for defence systems, citizen protection, passenger safety, sensitive site protection and data security are becoming increasingly reliant on similar or complementary technologies.

Reflecting these developments, Thales has combined the businesses of Thales Communications, a world leader in secure information and communication systems and products for military and security forces, with those of Thales Security Solutions & Services, a market leader in security systems designed to protect citizens, transportation system users and critical sectors of urban and national activity.