Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets.
It is partially state-owned by the French government and has operations in more than 56 countries. It has 80,000 employees and generated €18.4 billion in revenues in 2019. As of 2017, it is also the 8th largest defence contractor in the world and 55% of its total sales are military sales.
Thales R&T’s mission is to provide short-term and long-term competitive advantage to the THALES Group by transferring leading edge knowledge by injecting innovation. THALES Research & Technology-France, located in Palaiseau near Paris, is the main multidisciplinary research unit of the THALES Group, one of the major world players in aerospace, space, defence, and security. Through its internal activities and scientific links with industries and universities, either in France or internationally, THALES is participating in the preparation of THALES industrial future in strategic R&D fields.