Thales is one of the European leaders in manufacturing and marketing of electronic equipment and systems for the defense and security, aerospace, and transportation sectors. Net sales break down by activity sector as follows:
- defense and security systems (50.6%): C4I defense and security systems (control and monitoring systems, communication, protection, cyber-security, and other systems), defense mission systems, naval systems, electronic war systems, drones, air operation systems (air defense, air surveillance), ground defense systems and missiles;
- aerospace systems (31%): avionics equipment (cockpit, cabin multimedia, and simulation equipment), space systems (satellites, payloads, etc.);
- transport systems (11%): railroad signaling, transportation network control and supervision systems, etc.);
- naval equipments (6.6%): owned a share of 35% in DCNS;
- other (0.8%).
Net sales break down geographically as follows: France (29.6%), the United Kingdom (11.1%), Europe (20.9%), Asia (13.4%), North America (9.9%), Middle East (5.5%), Australia and New Zealand (5.1%), Africa and Latin America (4.5%).