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Thales
Formerly known as Thomson-CSF

Thales, formerly known as Thomson-CSF 1 , is a large multinational organisation that specializes in technology for aerospace, defence, transportation and (data) security. Much of the encryption technology was acquired through take-overs of companies like Alcatel in Norway, who in turn inherited it from STK (Norway), Philips Usfa in The Netherlands and Racal in the UK. The range of encryption devices from STK and Alcatel was continued and further enhanced by Thales Norway. 2


  1. The name was changed to Thales in December 2000, shortly after the acquisition of Racal Electronic Plc.
  2. This is effectively the former STK.

Thales devices on this website
(OEM Product) Telsy Cryptophone 7000 TCE-300, bulk encryption system TCE-500, secrure crypto telephone Philips/HSA SPIDER VHF/FM tactical manpack radio Thales PRM-5120 Cougar covert radio with voice encryption Thales TCE-621/B link encryptor Thales TCE-621/M Mobile IP encryptor Message Exchange Device (MED)
MED
Video-Over-Radio system (Racal/Thales)
Acquisitions
Examples of companies that have been taken over by Thales:

Documentation
  1. Thomson-CSF, Company brochure
    1991. Retrieved June 2013. 16 pages.

  2. Panther EDR, VHF Tactical Communications System, brochure
    Full-colour brochure of (former) Racal radio equipment, 12 pages.
    Thales Defence Ltd., Bracknell (UK), January 2004.

  3. Hugo Ryvik, On a Secret Mission, 50 years of Norwegian cryptology
    2005. Thales internal publication. Limited edition.
References
  1. Wikipedia, Thales Group
    Retrieved January 2019.

  2. Wikipedia, Thomson-CSF
    Retrieved January 2019.
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