Thales is a world leader for mission critical information systems, with activities in three core businesses: aerospace (with all major aircraft manufacturers as customers), defence, and security (including ground transportation solutions). It employs 68000 people worldwide (50 countries). It provides its customers with all the key functions in the critical information loop, from detection and processing to transmission and distribution. Thales develops its strategic capabilities in component, software and system engineering and architectures through its R&T organisation. Designing and developing the mission/safety-critical information systems that underpin the company's leadership in aerospace, defence and security markets calls for comprehensive expertise in increasingly sophisticated technologies and the ability to integrate these technologies with large-scale software driven systems. Thales Research & Technology (TRT), a network of corporate research laboratories of the Thales group, coordinates these activities at the global level. TRT’s primary mission is to forge links between the company and leading scientific bodies in each area of expertise in order to monitor the latest advances, develop disruptive technologies and expertise in new areas, attract talented science graduates and provide a platform for innovation and knowledgesharing to support company-wide projects. Most of these corporate laboratories are located on university campuses in immediate proximity to the company’s research partners.
(Provided and approved by Hélia Pouyllau on 2015-05-27)