Thales has been present in Thailand since the early 1990s, opening its first representative office in Bangkok in 2005. Today, Thales Thailand employs 45 people, and has numerous programmes and achievements to its name in both the civil and defence sectors.

The Group is a long-term strategic supplier of defence systems for the Royal Thai Army and Navy. In aerospace, Thales plays a key strategic role, delivering country-wide solutions to Thai customers in the area of air traffic management, radars and navigation aids. Thales is supplying ground transportation solutions to the main and urban rail lines in the area of signalling and fare collection.

With great potential seen in the countries in the Mekong region, Thales is keen to develop its wide portfolio of solutions in this highly dynamic region by servicing the countries of  Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Bhutan from the Bangkok office.


Key highlights

Thales supplies multiple combat management and communication systems to the Royal Thai Navy as well as air defence systems to the Royal Thai Army.
In 2016, Thales cemented its position as leading supplier to the Royal Thai Navy with two contracts for Above-water and underwater systems.

Ground Transportation
Thales provides automatic fare collection systems for urban railway networks in Bangkok.
Thales enhances the safety of the mainline rail networks across Thailand supplying state-of-the-art ETCS-1, point machines and axle counters.

In Aerospace, the Group delivered the world’s first fully integrated Air Traffic Management (ATM) system to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi as well as delivering a complete nationwide ATM system to Thailand’s air navigation service provider.
Thales has delivered a significant amount of Navigation aids, Radars and Instrument Landing Systems across the country since 2004.
Supplier of two telecommunication satellites (Thaicom 3 and Thaicom 5) to Thailand’s first satellite operator Thaicom
Thales e-security is a leading supplier of hardware security modules to Thai banks and organisations securing payment transactions and information.

Key Figures

A presence for over 30 years
45 employees in Thailand with main office in Bangkok
Selected by the Bangkok Expressway Metro to provide an extensive automatic fare collection system for the Blue Line extension


  • Security in Thailand
    Thales is a world leader in security systems, including border security, critical structure security and e-security
  • Transportation in Thailand
    Thales is involved in several transportation projects in Thailand
  • Aerospace in Thailand
    Thales’s systems support Thailand’s air traffic infrastructure
  • Space in Thailand
    Thales supplies telecommunications satellites to Thaicom, Thailand’s first satellite operator
  • Defence in Thailand
    Thales is a long-term provider of defence systems to the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Navy


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