RF and microwave power sources: proven products, innovative, reliable and long lasting solutions.

Thales has built up extensive commercial and technological expertise in all these markets.

At the same time we continue to develop new solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers, to improve the performance of systems based on high power/high frequency energy sources.


  • Defence
    Traveling Wave Tubes are microwave tubes providing power amplification to offer retrofit solutions with transmitters and solid state transmitters
  • Industry
    High frequency tubes are manufactured for industrial processes and Thales's electron tubes set the benchmark for grid tubes.
  • Medical Applications
    Our broad product portfolio ranges from tubes and flat panel detectors, to radiological equipment and complete imaging solutions.
  • NDT & Security
    Thales is a global leader in the radiological imaging and RF industrial heating markets, and a major player in non-destructive testing (NDT) and security applications.
  • SatCom Uplinks
    Thales has been the leader in Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) for over 70 years, and is the N°1 supplier for data transmissions via satellite.
  • Science
    Thales is a long-standing partner and supplier to the science community in the fields of particle physics and thermonuclear fusion.
  • Space
    Thales has a complete range of Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) and recently diversified to cesium beam technology including atomic clocks and ion thrusters for data transmission requierements.