Thales, founded in 2000, is a French multinational company, partially state-owned by the French government, that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets.

The company has operations in more than 56 countries and has been operating in South Africa for over 40 years. Thales Southern Africa is a leader in digital security, providing technologically advanced solutions for the aerospace, transportation, defence and security domains.