Cisco and Thales target global defence and security market
Cisco and Thales have announced a new partnership to address the global defence and security market. The new agreement will combine Thales’ global industry expertise with Cisco networking and communications innovations, expand the collaboration globally and accelerate joint go-to-market activities and solution development. The expanded collaboration is built on a long-standing relationship between the two companies in the European market.
The Cisco-Thales collaboration will encompass a number of strategic initiatives, including: Development of Thales solutions based on a range of Cisco technologies; jointly addressing key defence and security market opportunities such as mobile routing or broadband evolution of radio networks; Joint go-to-market activities, closely coordinated at both global and country levels. grammes, including the optronic payload for the planned upgrade of the French navy’s Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft, the imaging system for the future French-British MALE (medium-altitude, long-endurance) drone, modular optronic systems for army combat vehicles, and optronics for tomorrow’s helicopters.
Emmanuel de Roquefeuil of Thales was named Chairman of the new company, with Albert Levionnois of Sagem as Chief Executive Officer.