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Thales Defense & Security, Inc., formerly Thales Communications, Inc., is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and security domains. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; air traffic management navigation, surveillance, and simulation; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, the company serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements.


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Thales Defense & Security, Inc. focuses on six business areas:

  • Communications Systems

    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a global leader in the development, manufacture, and support of battle-proven, software-defined radio equipment. The company played a key role in the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program and has delivered more than 300,000 handheld radios. 

  • System Solutions

    Serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions to address U.S. requirements. This technology includes Tactical; ISR Solutions; Naval Communications and Combat Management Systems; Defense Systems Repair and Life Cycle Support; Electronic Warfare; Training and Simulation Systems; and Advanced Technology Programs. 

  • Visionix

    Develops industry-leading helmet mounted display (HMD) and motion tracking technologies. The company designs, develops, and delivers HMD, inertial tracking, and sensor fusion technology. Their solutions improve the way users operate in high-performance  environments through the use of integrated situational awareness systems.

  • Tampa Microwave

    Is the provider of the world’s smallest, man-packable, tactical SATCOM terminals for high-bandwidth, voice, video, and data battlefield communications. The company’s family of SATCOM terminals–X, Ku, and Ka Band–are especially designed for the dismounted warfighter. They are high performance, simple to operate, and lightweight.

  • Thales e-Security

    Is the leader in advanced data security solutions and services, delivering trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. We ensure that government data is secure and trusted in any environment – on premise, in the cloud, in data centers, and in big data environments – without sacrificing business agility. 

  • Sensors & Missile Systems

    Thales Sensors and Missile Systems (SMS) provides state-of-the-art Optronics solutions that enable Warfighters to obtain and maintain operational superiority. To achieve this, we deliver cutting edge sensor technologies that aid in Lethality and Platform Survivability.

  • SATCOM Solutions

    Thales is solving the essential communications challenges faced by people on a mission in the air, at sea and in remote parts of the world. Global Communication capacity offered to projected forces for Information, interconnection to Home Land or Command Post

  • Advanced Acoustic Concepts

    Provides innovative solutions for sonar detection and classification, torpedo defense, advanced distributed training, learning and knowledge management systems, software engineering and systems integration. AAC is a technical leader in the design and development of software products. 


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