Thales is one of the largest industrial centres of expertise for the development of mission critical systems and solutions in Norway. With a history dating back 100 years, Thales in Norway now employs 220 people across three main sites.

Thales is a trusted partner in developing and delivering world leading secure and robust communication systems for extreme challenges for defence and security markets in Norway and internationally.

Moreover, in recent years, Thales has established itself as a significant technology supplier for public transportation in Norway. The company continues its development locally and has opened a new helicopter training centre in Stavanger.

Local cooperation

In Norway for the defence market, the most advanced solutions delivered by industrial players have emerged from collaboration between the industry it self, the defence research establishment (FFI), and the Armed Forces.The triaxial communication lines between the various stakeholders are short and effective, allowing for the growth of a highly competitive and modern defence industry. Evolving in this environment, Thales has been able to grow within Norway to address both Norwegian and international needs. A number of developments are done through partners such as the National Security Authority (NSM), the Norwegian Armed Forces, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and other Defence Industry players.
  • Thales has been selected as a supplier of IP-crypto to NATO. Thales today possesses a unique and highly competent development thanks to the close and long-term cooperation with the Norwegian Armed Forces and the National SecurityAuthority (NSM).
  • Thales is collaborating with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and the end-user to develop the future soldier solution for Norway.
  • In partnership with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Vinghøg, Thales is providing innovative communication and security solutions for the Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) upgrade programme, the Norwegian Army’s largest investment programme ever.
To grow the position as market leader within transportation and aerospace, Thales works closely with its Norwegian customers and partners. Thales cooperates with several academic institutions in Norway to support and attract future generations of engineers. The institutions include:
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Gjøvik University College (HiG)
  • University of Bergen (UiB)

Key Figures

Sites (Oslo, Trondheim and Stavanger)


  • Defence in Norway
    Over the past decade Thales in Norway has been growing its business within the field of system integration and system deliveries.
  • Security in Norway
    Over the past 60 years, Thales in Norway has developed encryption products to satisfy the need for the protection of classified military information. Today, the company offers a wide range of solutions within the field of high-grade security.
  • Transportation in Norway
    Thales offers one of the most reliable and comprehensive portfolios of rail and public ground transportation solutions on the market.
  • Aerospace in Norway
    A worldwide leader in civil training, Thales provides mission readiness through a range of complex training equipment, turnkey training services.


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