Thales Nederland


Employing about 2,000 people in the Netherlands, Thales Nederland operates on a large variety of markets, military and civil.
Thales Nederland has proven to be the global market leader in naval missile control systems designed to defend a naval ship against air threats. The naval sensors, radar and infrared, rank among the world's best. The company develops and produces the world’s best open architecture combat management system, with an impressive track record of customer-Navies.
Harvesting an average sales of over 400 M€, Thales Nederland is years ahead of it’s competitors,
when it comes to Anti Air Warfare. This is due to the large innovation power of the company – 20 percent of annual sales is funnelled back into R&D. 70 percent of the staff consist of engineers.
Thales Nederland's principle fields of activity are naval defence systems. Other activities include air defence, communications, optronics, munitronics, cryogenics and security. Furthermore the company is Netherlands largest defence contractor and is as such also involved in a number of offset programs for (mainly) US defence industry. Being part of the international Thales Group Thales Nederland is capable of selling and maintaining a large variety of professional electronic systems. One of the more appealing examples being the introduction of the nation-wide e-ticketing technology for public transport in the Netherlands. This Smart Card which will in time be the sole ticket used in Dutch public transport is Thales technology.

Thales Naval, Location Hengelo

Thales Nederland plays a leading role when it comes to supporting the world's navies' operational missions for the full functional chain from target detection up to engagement.
Thales Nederland is a global supplier of a wide range of equipment for above-water warfare and a naval combat system integrator. A high-tech company specialised in designing and producing surveillance systems, weapon control systems, anti-air warfare systems, combat management systems, performing combat system integration, and providing life cycle support services.

Defence systems
Location in East Netherlands
Hengelo, other locations being Huizen, Delft and Eindhoven
Activities in East Netherlands
R&D, production of combat management software and radars and sensors
Number employed in East Netherlands
1,800 (Source: Thales Nederland , April 2007)
Country of origin
The Netherlands, part of the international Thales Groupp
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