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66. Thales Air Defence

Published 09/04/2012

Head of Belfast site: David Beatty

Employment: 603

Turnover: £91.1m

Pre-tax loss: £9.2m

Thales in Belfast is the prime contractor for Very Short Range Air Defence systems in the UK and within the Thales group, is the centre of excellence for missile design, development and production.

Operating from the headquarters in Belfast, with over 500 personnel, activities are broad-ranging and serve to meet the requirements of customers seeking design, manufacture, assembly and support of complete integrated systems, products or components.

Today Starstreak represents the nucleus of their business operations in air defence products with devastating capabilities in the ground-to-air role. This product is currently in service with the British Army and likely to remain at the forefront of its air defence capability until at least 2025.

In recent years, however, activities have extended beyond the air defence domain with increasing emphasis on multi-role missiles, weapon system design, manufacture and integration.

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