Thales Nederland, a member of the Thales group, was founded in 1922 as a production plant for mechanical naval gunfire control systems. The company’s research led to the development of advanced radar systems, electro-optical equipment, and a world-class combat management system.
At present, Thales Nederland employs some 1700 people and its main products and services include surveillance equipment, combat management systems, weapon control equipment, programme management and combat system integration, training and Integrated Logistic Support. Over the years, the company has gained extensive expertise in implementing procurement programmes together with local industries in customer countries and to cater for comprehensive Transfer of Technology programmes.
Thales Nederland has earned a distinct reputation in overall combat system design and integration. The company’s capabilities are not only applied to new naval construction programmes, but are equally relevant to the modernisation or upgrade of existing naval platforms.
Current sensor production and development programmes include a number of unique designs utilizing the latest state-of-the-art in digital beam forming, sensor integration, active phased array antennae, solid state technology and data processing.
Thales’s product portfolio contains products that are suited for every class of naval vessel, from small high-speed intercept craft to large ocean-capable patrol boats and corvettes. The wide range of sensors available allows sensor suites to be tailored to the precise requirements of any type of ship or weapon system and any mission.
For Thales the importance of INAETICS lies in the fact that – together with experienced and qualified partners – we define and create an open software architecture which offers robustness in the domain of time critical missions. This architecture will enable the high availablility of Thales’ sensors.