Thales has been present in Italy since 1988 and now has 2800 employees in the country. Thales is operating in the security, transportation, aerospace, defence and space markets.

It offers technical solutions aimed to the air traffic management sector, with capabilities in landing, navigation and surveillance systems; to the defence sector, with capabilities in military communications and electronic warfare; to the transport sector, with capabilities in rail signalling and supervision solutions; to the security sector, with capabilities in protection and supervision of critical infrastructures and finally to the space sector, with capabilities in building systems and equipment for space telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, science, exploration and transport.
To meet the needs of every customer, Thales in Italy has a solid portfolio of dual-use products and technologies, aimed at both civil and military markets. Its strong capabilities for innovation is nurtured by numerous and profitable collaborations with the best Italian universities and research centres, allowing the Group to detect and anticipate the challenges of the market.

Key Figures

Thales Alenia Space has 2300 employees in Italy
Sites in Italy (Florence, Rome, Chieti, Milan, Varese, L'Aquila and Turin)
Thales Italia has 450 employees


  • Aerospace in Italy
    Thales Italia develops and deploys air traffic security systems throughout Italy, supplying both domestic and export markets.
  • Defence in Italy
    Thales designs, supplies and installs infrastructural and tactical telecommunication systems & networks for the defence market.
  • Security in Italy
    Thales provides mission critical solutions and applications for assets and citizens security.
  • Space in Italy
    Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), operates in Italy through Thales Alenia Space in Italy, which has 2,300 employees at four plants, in Rome, Turin, L’Aquila and Milan.
  • Transportation in Italy
    Security systems, telecommunications, supervision, control & management information and signalling solutions for trains, trams and metros form the backbone for transport infrastructures are proposed by the Group in Italy.

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