The Special Forces move through the night searching for elusive terrorists who are holding hostages. But instead of marching for hours toward out of date coordinates, they access the Defence Cloud for real time data. Thales’ artificial intelligence algorithms have detected unusual movements nearby, so they change course and locate the terrorists. Accessing face recognition software from homeland databases they identify them, inform allied forces, and move in for a surprise attack, freeing the hostages without casualties.
And while the operation is underway, they are sharing real-time video data with their fellow soldiers and allies, allowing them to better prepare for future engagements.
Thales recognised early on that it was time to adapt civil cloud computing applications to the defence sphere. Whether in foreign or domestic operations, armed forces need real-time, accurate, and comprehensive data. Traditional systems lack flexibility in the face of new combat challenges and the changing profiles of adversaries. Combining its defence, critical networks, and digital expertise, Thales designed the solution – the Defence Cloud.
Fed by data from many sources, the Cloud permits communication and information sharing across missions and allies, enhancing interoperability and collaboration. It ensures consistent security standards across the entire organisation and provides continuity during operations, even in constrained, low-bandwidth battle environments.
By modernising military communications infrastructures, the Defence Cloud can dramatically improve the efficiency of armed forces, assuring success and reducing mission time preparation from weeks to hours.
“The Thales Defence Cloud gives armed forces a new digital power to permit them to take the best decisions in decisive moments”, says Marc Darmon, Executive Vice President for Secure Communications and Information Systems.