The two groups will take advantage of synergies to reinforce their position in the global market, seek new business opportunities and boost research and development of new solutions

Indra and Thales sign an agreement to boost the development and commercialisation of state-of-the-art defence systems

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photo_camera Indra Thales

Indra, a leading global technology company, and Thales, the multinational leader in the defence, cybersecurity, digital security and aerospace markets, have signed an agreement to collaborate in the defence sector with the aim of accelerating the development of cutting-edge European technologies and taking advantage of synergies to compete in the Spanish and international markets. 

  1. Cooperation between Indra and Thales

Cooperation between Indra and Thales

Both companies want to take advantage of the business opportunities that are arising both nationally and internationally, especially those related to radar systems, cybersecurity, communications and simulation systems.

In the area of cyber defence, both companies will strengthen collaboration in EU-driven programmes such as AIDA (Artificial Intelligence Data Analysis), as well as other initiatives with European and international customers.  

In the area of communications systems, where both companies have already worked together before, they will take advantage of the synergies and technological complementarities already identified to reinforce each other.

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José Vicente de los Mozos and Pascale Sourisse

To promote these actions, a joint Steering Committee will be created to define the strategy, analyse opportunities and set up specific working groups. 

Indra's CEO, José Vicente de los Mozos, said: "We are living in a true technological revolution in which advances are happening at breakneck speed. Industrial collaboration is absolutely critical for Europe to maintain its leadership and have a voice in deciding where our future is going. This agreement is about finding synergies, delivering better systems and developing new state-of-the-art technologies".

Thales Executive Vice President of International Development Pascale Sourisse added: "Technological changes are happening at a non-linear speed and companies must collaborate and co-create to equip customers with the capabilities needed in a fast-changing environment. This agreement between Indra and Thales reaffirms our mutual commitment to combine our complementary strengths in a decisive contribution to strengthening the European defence industry". 

The agreement thus strengthens the European defence industrial base, one of the declared objectives of the EU's Security and Defence Policy, which is committed to a more open defence market, capable of rationalising investment and getting the most out of every euro spent on R&D and innovation. This will increase capacity, shorten the time it takes to bring innovation to market and to deliver the new systems that armies demand.