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68. Thales

Head of Belfast site: David Beatty

Employment: 533

Turnover: £79.9m

Pre-tax loss: -£4m

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 headquarters in Belfast and with more than 500 personnel, activities are broad ranging and serve to meet the requirements of customers seeking design, manufacture, assembly and test of complete integrated systems, products or components.

Today Starstreak represents the nucleus of business operations — a revolutionary multi-purpose missile system currently in service with the British Army and likely to remain at the forefront of its air defence capability until at least 2025.

The firm aims to develop a recognised centre of excellence in weapon systems integration.

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