Thales is one of the European leaders in manufacturing and marketing of electronic equipment and systems for the defense and security, aerospace, and transportation sectors. Net sales break down by activity sector as follows:
- defense and security systems (44.9%): C4I defense and security systems (control and monitoring systems, communication, protection, cyber-security, and other systems), defense mission systems, naval systems, electronic war systems, drones, air operation systems (air defense, air surveillance), ground defense systems and missiles;
- aerospace systems (30.4%): avionics equipment (cockpit, cabin multimedia, and simulation equipment), space systems (satellites, payloads, etc.);
- digital identification and security solutions (13.9%);
- transport systems (10.4%): railroad signaling, transportation network control and supervision systems, etc.);
- other (0.4%).
Besides, the group detains 35% of holdings in Naval Group (formerly DCNS; manufacture of naval equipment for defense and nuclear energy sectors).
Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: France (24.2%), the United Kingdom (7%), Europe (21.9%), Asia (14.4%), North America (11.4%), Middle East (8.7%), Australia and New Zealand (5.2%) and other (7.2%).