Thales is a world leader for mission critical information systems, with activities in three core businesses: aerospace, defence, and security. It employs 68,000 people worldwide. It provides its customers with all the key functions in the critical information loop, from detection and processing to transmission and distribution. Thales develops its strategic capabilities in component, software and system engineering and architectures through its R&T organisation.
Thales Research & Technology (TRT), a network of corporate research laboratories of the Thales group, coordinates these activities at the global level. TRT’s primary mission is to forge links between the company and leading scientific bodies in each area of expertise in order to monitor the latest advances, develop disruptive technologies and expertise in new areas, attract talented science graduates and provide a platform for innovation and knowledge sharing to support company-wide projects. Thales SA is involved in this project through its French corporate research centre, the Thales Research & Technology centre from Palaiseau (France), more especially the "Analysis and Reasoning in Complex Systems" laboratory (LRASC) expertise in the development of situation analysis, Big Data, decision analysis, planning and optimization applications. LRASC investigates, develops or customizes methods and algorithms for information fusion and decision making processing.