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Thales Group
Type Public: Euronext: HO
Founded 6 December 2000
Headquarters Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Key people Denis Ranque (Chairman & CEO)
Alex Dorrian Executive vice-president
Industry Aerospace, Defence and IT
Revenue €10,288 million (Y/E 2004)
Operating income €729 million
Net income €198 million
Employees 68,000 (2007)
Website www.thalesonline.com

The Thales Group (Euronext: HO) is a major French electronics company delivering mission-critical information systems and services for the Aerospace, Defence, and Security markets. It is headquartered in Neuilly-sur-Seine (in the suburbs of Paris) and its stock is listed on the Euronext Paris. Image File history File links Thales-logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange based in Paris[1] and with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... Denis Ranque, born in 1952, is a graduate of Frances Ecole Polytechnique and the Corps des Mines. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The AK-47 has been produced in greater numbers than any other assault rifle and has been used in conflicts all over the world. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange based in Paris[1] and with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the engineering discipline. ... // Summary Mission Critical is an adventure game released in 1995 by Legend Entertainment. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In military science, defense (or defence) is the art of preventing an enemy from conquering territory; usually via fortifications. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Neuilly-sur-Seine is a commune in the Hauts-de-Seine département in France. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Euronext Paris is Frances securities market, formerly known as the Paris Bourse, which merged with the Amsterdam and Brussels exchanges in September 2000 to form Euronext NV, which is the second largest exchange in Europe behind the London Stock Exchange. ...


The company changed its name to Thales from Thomson-CSF in December 2000 shortly after the £1.3bn acquisition of Racal Electronics plc, a UK defence electronics group. It is now partially state-owned by the French State, and has operations in more than 50 countries and 70,000 employees, and generated over 13 billion euros in revenues in 20061. Thomson-CSF was a major electronics and defense contractor. ... Racal Electronics plc was a British defence electronics firm purchased by Thomson-CSF (now Thales Group) in 2000. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ...


Thales Group is ranked as the 485th largest company by Fortune 500 Global and is the 9th largest defense contractor in the world.[1]. 63% of its total sales are military sales. Fortune magazine is Americas second longest-running business magazine after Forbes magazine. ...

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Thales is named after the Greek astronomer (“Θαλῆς”), and as such is correctly pronounced [ˈθeɪliːz]. However, the French owners tend to prefer their pronunciation of [talɛs] or sometimes [ˈtɑlɛs]. Thales of Miletos (, ca. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ...


Thales has a worldwide presence. Its large presence in the UK (largely as a result of the Racal acquisition) has resulted in several high profile contracts. The company's design won the competition for the Royal Navy Future Carrier (CVF). It is part of the Airtanker consortium, the winning bid for the RAF's Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft. Thales UK won the contract for the British Army UAV programme, Watchkeeper. It also produces the SWARM remote weapon station. CVF, literally Aircraft Carrier Future,[3][4] but commonly called the Future Carrier is a new generation of aircraft carrier being developed for the United Kingdoms Royal Navy. ... The Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) will provide aerial refueling (AR) and Air Transport (AT) for the Royal Air Force using a version of the Airbus A330 MRTT. The Royal Australian Air Force announced in April 2004 that they had selected Airbus to provide tankers to a similar specification. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Unmanned Aerial Vehicle over Iraq. ... Watchkeeper is a billion-Euro contract awarded in July 2005 to Thales to provide the British Army with UAVs to provide reconnaissance assets. ... School of juvenile herring - many fish have the opercula wide open for ram feeding and you can see the red gills The term swarm (schooling or swarming) is applied to fish, birds and insects and describes a behavior of an aggregation (school) of animals of similar size and body orientation... A Remote Weapon Station or RWS is a remotely controlled weapon station for light and medium calibre weapons which can be installed on any type of vehicle. ...


Thales often worked with DCNS and designed many ships used in the French navy. DCNS is a naval defence company based in France and is one of Europes leading shipbuilders. ...

Major shareholders

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History

Main article: Thomson-CSF

Thales' predecessor, Thomson-CSF, evolved from Compagnie Française Thomson-Houston (CFTH), which was established in 1893. However Thomson-CSF itself was established in 1968 when Thomson-Brandt (the renamed CFTH) merged its electronics arm with that of Compagnie Générale de Télégraphie Sans Fil (CSF). Thomson-CSF was a major electronics and defense contractor. ... This article is about the media and entertainment company. ...


Thales formed a joint venture with Raytheon in June, 2001 to combine their radar and communications systems divisions. Named ThalesRaytheonSystems, the firm is 50% owned by both parent companies. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is a major United States military contractor based in Waltham, Massachusetts. ... ThalesRaytheonSystems (ThalesRaytheon or TRS) is a joint venture between Raytheon of the United States and Thales Group of France. ...


In 2002 Thales set up the joint venture company Armaris with the French shipbuilder DCN to offer a total "bottom up" shipbuilding capability. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Direction des Constructions Navales (DCN) is based in France and is one of Europes leading shipbuilders. ...


In 2003 Thales UK's design won the competition for the Royal Navy Future Carrier (CVF) and the company now participates in an alliance company with BAE Systems and the UK Ministry of Defence. This Thales design may form the basis of the Future French aircraft carrier which the company has agreed to build with DCN. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CVF, literally Aircraft Carrier Future,[3][4] but commonly called the Future Carrier is a new generation of aircraft carrier being developed for the United Kingdoms Royal Navy. ... BAE Systems plc is the worlds third largest defence contractor,[3] the largest in Europe and a commercial aerospace manufacturer. ... The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. ... PA2 (Porte-Avions 2) is a planned new aircraft carrier developed for the French Navy by Thales Naval France and DCN from the Thales UK/BMT design for the future British Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. ...


In 2004 Thales provided China with radio jamming technology and technical support. Although the contract was not specifically for the purpose of jamming foreign radio stations broadcasting to China, it now appears that this is what the ALLISS antennas are being used for. [1] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Radio jamming is the (usually deliberate) transmission of radio signals that disrupt communications by decreasing the signal to noise ratio. ... This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. ...


In 2006 Thales were given the green light to buy out Australian Defence Industries, a major manufacturer of such military equipment as smokeless gunpowder and the Bushmaster Armored Personel Carrier. As of September 06, all ADI branding has been replaced with Thales, and the website templates have been changed. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Australian Defence Industries (ADI) is the primary defence contractor for the Australian Defence Force. ...


Alcatel deal

In April, 2006, Thales announced it would be acquiring Alcatel's space business (67% of Alcatel Alenia Space and 33% of Telespazio) in a deal which also raised Alcatel's ownership of Thales to 21.66 percent. The French government would also decrease its ownership in Thales to 27.1 percent from 31.3 percent as part of the acquisition. According to an Alcatel Press Room Web page of April 5, 2006, the deal would also include the Transport Automation Solutions (TAS) activities, Alcatel's business division for signalling solutions for rail transport and urban metros as well as Alcatel's Systems Integration activities (those not dedicated to telecoms operators, and covering mainly the transport and energy sectors). Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alcatel SA is a global company, headquartered in France that provides hardware, software and services to telecommunications service providers and enterprises. ... Alcatel Alenia Space was established on July 1 2005 by the merger of Alcatel Space and Alenia Spazio and is owned by Alcatel (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%). The company is Europes largest satellite manufacturer. ... Telespazio is a space systems services company. ...


See also

Thomson-CSF was a major electronics and defense contractor. ... This article is about the media and entertainment company. ... Thales Air Defence Limited, formerly Shorts Missile Systems, is a defence contractor based in Belfast, Northern Ireland producing short-range or close air defence missiles. ... Thales Underwater Systems (TUS), formerly known as Thomson Marconi Sonar, is a defence manufacturer specialising in Sonar for Submarines and Surface Ships, as well as Airborne sonar systems, and communications masts and systems for Submarines. ... Thales Nederland B.V. (formerly Signaal) is a subsidiary of Thales Group involved primarily in naval defence systems (sensors, radars and infrared systems). ...

References

-Thales Group Profile [2]
  1. ^ Defense News Top 100. www.DefenseNews.com. Retrieved on 2006-05-30.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Thales website

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