Thales is a world leader for mission critical information systems, with activities in 3 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 organization. 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 SA is involved in Demeter through its corporate research center, the Thales Research & Technology center from Palaiseau (France), more especially the Critical Embedded System Lab (LSEC) which competences range from the expertise in the engineering and design of safety critical systems (architectures, formalisms), to the implementation of data-stream dominant applications (signal or image processing) on heterogeneous multi-processor machines.