Thales Group is one of the world’s leading providers of mission-critical systems for security, defence and aerospace. With over 68,000 employees in 50 countries, Thales annual revenue is over €12 billion with over 18% devoted to R&D and 25,000 researchers working on cutting-edge technologies. Leveraging a global presence and spanning the entire value chain, from prime contracting to equipment, Thales plays a pivotal role in making the world a safer place.
Thales Communications & Security (TCS) revenues exceeded 1 billion Euro in 2015, involving 6,900 employees. TCS addresses every activity related to telecommunications: wireless communications, IP networks, satellite communication, network administration and security. TCS has a long experience in very large Information systems and secure infrastructures for systems and networks, including Internet and Intranets. TCS also develops a full range of telecommunication and cloud platforms and components, a range of high performance security products, and has a deep skill in secure telecommunications and information systems for public and governmental organisations, and emergency services.
The Advanced Information Technologies (TAI) laboratory at TCS is involved in cutting-edge IT projects aiming at the specification, design and integration of security and telecommunication infrastructures. TCS personnel has experts in several scientific fields: networking, especially for fixed and mobile IP network design, security architecture and information system. TAI is in charge of transferring technological building blocks to TCS’ business lines.