Thales provides integrated solutions and equipment to meet security requirements of government, institutional and private customers in the aerospace, defence and security markets. Segments The company is organized in three segments: Aerospace, Defence and Security: the Aerospace domain includes the former Aerospace division and the new created Space division; the Defence domain includes the Air Systems, Land & Joint Systems and Naval divisions; and the Security domain includes the former Security division and Services division, as well as the ex-Alcatel-Lucent Transport and Security businesses. AEROSPACE/ SPACE SEGMENT The Aerospace / Space segment includes two divisions: Aerospace (equipment, systems and services for civil and military aircraft) and Space (satellite solutions through Thales Alenia Space and satellite services through Telespazio). These two divisions develop onboard systems and solutions for the defence market (combat aircraft, military helicopters, UAVs and telecommunications and military surveillance satellites), civil government (maritime patrol aircraft, civil defence helicopters and weather and oceanography satellites) and commercial markets (commercial aircraft and civil telecommunications satellites). The Aerospace division supplies two major families of onboard systems and electronic equipment for civil and military applications: equipment and systems for the operation of civil and military platforms (avionics (cockpit, navigation, and communications), cabin systems for civil airliners, and electrical power generation systems), equipment and systems contributing to the realization of defence and security missions (combat or surveillance). In 2008, the AirTanker consortium – of which Thales is a member – was chosen to supply the UK’s Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA). Diehl Aerospace, a joint venture between Diehl (51%) and Thales (49%), operates in the cabin lighting market and a supplier of all-LED (Light Emitting Diodes) ambient lighting for new very large aircraft models. In 2008, Diehl Aerospace was also selected by Airbus to supply the cabin lighting system for the Airbus A350. In cabin systems for civil transports, the company finalized the acquisition in October 2008, in partnership with Diehl, of Airbus’s facility in Laupheim, Germany. This facility is operating as Diehl Aircabin GmbH under the joint ownership of Diehl (51%) and Thales (49%). Combat systems: Thales is working with Dassault Aviation to design electronic systems for combat aircraft: nose-mounted radars for surveillance and fire control, electronic warfare and defensive aids systems, computers for navigation and attack systems. Other Thales divisions also supply onboard optronic equipment (OSF forward-sector optronic suites, reconnaissance pods, and laser targeting pods), as well as communication and identification systems. In electronic warfare systems, the company has developed the SPECTRA countermeasures suite for Mirage and Rafale aircraft in service with the French Air Force and export customers. Thales is also developing naval electronic warfare systems, which protect warships and their fleets by using electromagnetic signals generated by aircraft, missiles and other ships, and provide data to establish a common, networked operational picture of the battlespace. ISTAR systems: ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) systems meet a spectrum of operational requirements for armed forces. Thales is a system supplier and prime contractor, designing systems for mission planning, management and execution. The company also supplies equipment for integration at subsystem level, and provides surveillance services when required. Space A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), Thales Alenia Space is a supplier of satellite and orbital infrastructure solutions. With 11 facilities in France, Italy, Spain and Belgium, Thales Alenia Space develops the satellite technologies for scientific, commercial, military and security applications. Thales Alenia Space is part of the Space Alliance alongside Telespazio, also a joint venture of Thales (33%) a
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