Eyes in the sky
Airborne optronics are the "eyes in the sky" that give allied forces a critical tactical and strategic advantage in the theatre of operations. Thales designs, develops, produces and supports a wide range of airborne optronic sensors and systems for manned and unmanned aircraft, helping to ensure mission success even in the toughest conditions.
Raising the bar
Today's military aircraft operate over ever more complex terrain and fly at higher speeds than ever before. As the range of airborne mission profiles expands, the volumes of data gathered by these aircraft is increasing exponentially.
Thales airborne optronic sensors and systems are designed to enhance situational awareness on the connected battlefield. They help pilots and commanders to see more clearly, understand more deeply and act more precisely at every decisive moment.
From precision targeting pods to laser warning systems, from aircraft self-protection systems to night vision devices and navigation systems, Thales solutions help to keep aircraft and pilots safe and improve their effectiveness in a wide range of challenging scenarios.
The latest airborne optronic solutions from Thales harness the power of Big Data and artificial intelligence to help operators to interpret and exploit information more efficiently, manage aircrew workflows and raise the tempo of operations. Combat-proven with air forces and airborne units around the world, they help to guarantee air superiority on every critical air mission.
50 years of innovation
For more than fifty years, Thales has combined world-class expertise from across the Group to push back the boundaries of optronics technology and consolidate its position as Europe's only provider of steer-and-scan sensors for combat aircraft. Constant innovation in airborne optronics continues to play a critical role in enabling allied forces to gain and maintain an operational advantage while keeping soldiers and civilians out of harm's way.