TECH DEVELOPED: Facial recognition technology
PRESENCE: Worldwide. In Spain Thales is contracted by the Madrid Barajas Airport and used at the Ceuta and Melilla borders. In France, the company has developed ‘Safe City’ projects as well drones. In September 2020, Watchkeeper WK 450 drone, design by Thales and Elbit, was used by the British army in a surveillance operation of the British and French borders.
PARTNERS: Its Facial Recognition Technology is developed through a subsidiary called Thales Digital Identity and Security. The company has a strong relationship with IECISA and Gunnebo. Thales acquired Gemalto in 2019, the Franco-Dutch biometrics specialist