Thales opens its first defence related facility in Denmark

  • The Danish Defence and Logistic Organization (DALO) rely on Thales to provide high quality vehicle communications system SOTAS
  • Thales opens its first defence related facility with an industrial capacity in Denmark on October 30th 2018
  • The opening of this new Danish maintenance facility marks the beginning of a stronger relation and industrial presence in Denmark throught the collaboration with DALO.

Danish forces have to constantly rely on operational equipment in every decisive moment. One of Thales’ main goal is to guarantee the operational efficiency of its solutions at all times. In order to serve the Danish forces with more effective support of their high-performance communications solutions, Thales is opening its first defence maintenance center dedicated to the maintenance of the SOTAS system in Denmark, on October 30th 2018.

During operational missions, communications in and outside of the vehicles must be ensured for the safety of the Danish forces. Thales’ SOTAS communication system is based on a high performance open architecture that is modular and scalable. The modular components can be assembled and scaled to provide optimal system configurations for all vehicle types and missions.

Today Thales delivers the communications system SOTAS to many of the Danish forces’ tracked and wheeled vehicles. This contract, signed in 2017, included the acquisition of the SOTAS system as well as services for the equipment delivered in order. Therefore, Thales will open its first defence related facility in Denmark on October 30th 2018, which is dedicated to this task.

This new Danish facility is the result of a Thales’ expertise  in order to perfectly fit to the needs of the customer. In close co-operation with DALO, Thales will ensure that the integration with other types of equipment will happen smoothly.

For Thales, the opening of this new Danish maintenance department marks the beginning of a stronger relation and industrial presence in Denmark, as a part of its strategy to establish a defence related industrial base in Denmark, which can contribute to achieving further strategic relevance for the country.

“Thales’ ambition is to provide efficient and high performance solutions including services to the Danish forces. DALO’s trust in Thales’ expertise is key for the opening of this facility in Denmark, which is the beginning of a new chapter in the relationship between the Danish defence and Thales.” Martin Søegaard, responsible for Thales’ defence activites in Denmark.


SOTAS systems are based on a high performance open architecture that is modular, scalable and future-proof. SOTAS systems are fielded in more than 30 countries, supporting a broad range of wheeled and tracked military tactical vehicles.

About Thales in Denmark

Thales has been involved in Danish projects since 1991. Today Thales employes more than 145 people in Denmark and functions as the hub for eight countries in Northern Europe.

In defence, Thales designs and produces radars in all three domains; air, land and naval.
Thales has equipped the Royal Danish Navy with radars on its five latest vessels and the Danish Army’s armoured vehicle fleet with communications system. Thales supplied the SMART-S Mk2 air surveillance radar to the two Absalon class vessels and APAR multifunction radar and SMART-L Volume Search Radar the three Iver Huitfeldt class ships.

Thales is as well present in the Aerospace domain where it holds a dominant market share within Air Traffic Management in Danmark. In Ground Transportation, Thales is upgrading Banedanmark’s signaling lsystem in Jutland, which covers approx. 1.200 kilometres of Danish railway network.

About Thales

The people we rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today.  From the bottom of the oceans to the depths of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster — mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. In 2017, the company generated revenues of €15.8 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries..

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