Grupo Oesía and Thales Forge Strategic Alliance to Enhance Defence and Security Technologies

Grupo Oesía and Thales Forge Strategic Alliance to Enhance Defence and Security Technologies

(IN BRIEF) Grupo Oesía and Thales have finalized a strategic collaboration agreement at the Eurosatory fair in Paris, aimed at advancing technology development in defence, security, aerospace, naval, digital transformation, and cybersecurity sectors. The partnership seeks to integrate their respective strengths in dual-use digital engineering and disruptive technologies to enhance international competitiveness. Key areas of focus include avionics systems, space technologies, secure communications, and cybersecurity initiatives, aimed at promoting European strategic autonomy and bolstering defence capabilities.

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 19-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — At Eurosatory, Europe’s premier land defence and security fair, Grupo Oesía and Thales have solidified their collaboration agreement aimed at advancing technology development across defence, security, aerospace, naval, digital transformation, and cybersecurity sectors. The agreement, ratified by Luis Furnells, Executive President of Grupo Oesía, and Pascale Sourisse, Executive Vice President of Thales Group, underscores their commitment to integrating complementary products to enhance international competitiveness.

The partnership leverages Grupo Oesía’s expertise in dual-use digital and industrial engineering with Thales’s leadership in disruptive technologies for Defence & Security, Aeronautics & Space, and Cybersecurity & Digital Identity markets. It aims to bolster solutions offered globally, promoting European strategic autonomy through the transfer of disruptive technologies.

Key areas of collaboration include avionics systems, space technologies, quantum technologies, secure communications, mission systems, simulation, air defence missile systems, optronics, SATCOM, electronic warfare, and cybersecurity initiatives. The agreement also paves the way for joint development of defence equipment, systems maintenance, and digital transformation projects.

Luis Furnells highlighted, “This alliance with Thales aligns perfectly with our strategy of hyper-specialization, commitment to disruptive technologies, and internationalization, reinforcing Spain’s industrial competitiveness in Europe.”

Pascale Sourisse added, “Through this agreement, we unite to deliver high-tech products and services that enhance European defence capabilities, ensuring strategic sovereignty in today’s complex global landscape.”

The agreement marks a significant step forward in strengthening Europe’s defence industrial base and fostering collaboration between industry leaders to meet evolving security challenges.

About Grupo Oesía

Grupo Oesía is a Spanish multinational company dedicated to technological and digital engineering, which develops and executes projects in more than 40 countries.

It has 3,200 professionals at 18 corporate headquarters in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Throughout almost 50 years of experience, it has innovated products and services that benefit millions of people around the world, with the aim of creating a better, more efficient, safer and sustainable world.

In its bet for hyper-specialization, it has 5 brands, each one an expert in its area: Oesía Networks (digital transformation); Tecnobit- Grupo Oesía, (cutting-edge technological products and solutions in intelligent vision, simulation and tactical and secure communications); Cipherbit- Grupo Oesía, (cybersecurity and secure communications (encryption)); UAV Navigation-Grupo Oesía, (guidance, navigation and control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles); and Inster- Grupo Oesía, (technology for terrestrial, naval, aerial and space satellite communications).

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies specialized in three business domains: Defence & Security, Aeronautics & Space, and Cybersecurity & Digital identity. It develops products and solutions that help make the world safer, greener and more inclusive.

The Group invests close to €4 billion a year in Research & Development, particularly in key innovation areas such as AI, cybersecurity, quantum technologies, cloud technologies and 6G.

Thales has close to 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2023, the Group generated sales of €18.4 billion.

In Spain, Thales has been present for more than forty years and employs more than 1,000 professionals, almost all of them engineers, in the aerospace, defence, digital security and cybersecurity fields, covering all Thales markets and with 13 work centers distributed throughout the country. In Madrid, Thales houses the worldwide competence center for Border&Travel and in the field of cybersecurity, the SOC (Security Operation Center) from which the cyberthreats of customers in Southern Europe are managed.

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Head of Communications
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Clara Martín
Communications Department

SOURCE: Thales


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