Thales Logo – The Thales Group (Thales Group) is a French of electronics dedicated to developing information systems and services for the aerospace, defense and security. Its headquarters are in Neuilly-sur-Seine (outside Paris), and listed on the Euronext Paris.
The company formerly known as Thomson-CSF and changed its name to Thales in December 2000 shortly after the purchase of 1,300 million pounds the company Racal Electronics plc, a defense electronics group of British. It is now partly owned by the French State and operates in over 50 countries. It has around 68,000 employees and in 2010 generated 13,100 million euros in revenue. Thales is positioned as the 485th largest company by Fortune magazine, is the 9 th defense contractor being the world’s largest 63% of its total sales for the military.