Posted by- Neelam Mathews
July 1, 2011
As control and command solutions and the means for supervision dedicated to defense and security systems are increasingly drawing on common or complementary technologies, Thales has announced the creation of Thales Communications & Security, a company combining the joint skills of Thales Communications and Thales Security Solutions & Services in the fields of defense, security and ground transportation.
The merger reflects the growing convergence of information management issues in these areas.
In a world increasingly more complex and at the same time more vulnerable to new threats, it is vital to be able to make the right decisions in timely fashion in order to protect the public, sensitive sites and highly critical data. To this end, the requirements of the armed forces and the security services are converging on improving the way in which information and the associated technologies are managed, says Thales.
"In concrete terms, Thales’ mission is to ‘simplify complexity' in order to provide decision-makers with relevant, clear and immediate information about their environment," explains Pascale Sourisse, CEO of Thales Communications & Security.
"The creation of Thales Communications & Security makes us even more efficient by combining the skills of two highly complementary companies. It will also allow us to stimulate innovation and offer our customers a wider range of technologies. In all, this venture encompasses almost 7000 people spread over 9 R&D and industrial sites, all set to serve our customers in France and abroad," he adds.