Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, serving defense, aerospace and security markets worldwide, supported by a comprehensive services offering. The group’s civil and defense businesses develop in parallel to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations. Leveraging a global network of high-level researchers, Thales offers a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy critical information systems. Thales employs 60,000 people in 50 countries and generated revenues of € 10.3 billion in 2005, with a record order book of over € 20 billion.
The Group’s engineers draw on a solid foundation of generic technologies centered on real-time management and distribution of information. The other distinctive characteristic of Thales’ businesses is their international dimension in terms of both the markets they serve and their countries of operation. With industrial operations in nearly 30 countries, Thales is pursuing a unique “multi-domestic” strategy, which is of particular relevance to this approach. This strategy provides the Group with the local presence it needs to serve a widespread diversity of customers effectively anticipate demand and propose the right technical solutions at the right price to meet their requirements.
Thales provides high-grade security solutions for both the public and private sector. From tamper-resistant systems, through soft-loadable algorithms and encryption devices using the strongest cryptography, Thales has a complete portfolio of network security products that provide Security Modules to over 80% of the banks around the world.

Thales will contribute to CLARUS requirements/architecture and implementation with its experience in security and cloud computing and as potential user of CLARUS results. Thales will also lead CLARUS validation and exploitation with its experience in system integration and as a potential user of CLARUS results.