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Thales Nederland B.V. (formerly Hollandse Signaalapparaten B.V. or in short Signaal) is a subsidiary of Thales Group involved primarily in naval defence systems (sensors, radars and infrared systems). Other areas of business include air defence, communications, optronics, cryogenic cooling systems and navigation products.


1 History 2 Products

2.1 Naval Systems & Sensors 2.2 Land Defence & C4I 2.3 Transportation

3 References 4 External links


Building of Thales Nederland in Hengelo

The company was founded in 1922 in Hengelo as NV Hazemeyer's Fabriek van Signaalapparaten by Hazemeyer and Siemens & Halske for the development of naval fire-control systems. It was way to get around the restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles which did not allow German companies to manufacture military equipment.[1] In 1940 the company's factory was captured by the invading German Army. After the war the company was nationalised as N.V. Hollandse Signaalapparaten (Signaal). In 1956 the majority of Signaal shares were purchased by Philips, a Netherlands-based electronics company. Between 1956 and the end of the Cold War Signaal's business expanded to the point where it had customers in 35 countries and over 5,000 employees. In 1990 Philips decided defence was not a core activity and sold Signaal to Thomson-CSF, a French electronics and defence contractor.[2] Signaal became Thomson-CSF Signaal. With the renaming of Thomson to Thales in 2000 Thomson-CSF Signaal became Thales Nederland. Products[edit]

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Naval Systems & Sensors[edit]

TACTICOS- Combat Management System NS100 - 3D Naval Air and Surface surveillance radar SMART-L-EWC - 3D multibeam radar I-Mast - a housing that accommodates all major radars, sensors and antennas of a naval vessel Goalkeeper CIWS - autonomous and completely automatic weapon system for short-range defense Gatekeeper - Staring Electro-Optic security system Smart-S MK2 multi beam radar

Land Defence & C4I[edit]

Sotas Solutions - vehicle communications SQUIRE Ground Surveillance Radar - a man-portable medium-range ground surveillance radar


OV-chipkaart - national chipcard system for public transport in the Netherlands


^ "Heemaf - Namen". www.holechistorie.nl (in Dutch). Holec Historie. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  ^ Pellenbarg, Piet; Wever, Egbert, eds. (2011). International Business Geography : Case studies of corporate firms. London: Routledge. p. 193. ISBN 978-0415514590. 

External links[edit]

Official website Thales Nederland "History: Thales Nederland B.V. goes back a long way." Retrieved Jan. 18, 2005.

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Thales Group

Divisions and subsidiaries

Thales Air Defence Thales Australia Thales Communications Thales Nederland Thales Optronics Thales Rail Signalling Solutions Thales Training & Simulation Thales Underwater Systems

Joint ventures

DCNS (25%) Eurosam (33%) Soteria Search and Rescue Telespazio (33%) Thales Alenia Space (67%) ThalesRaytheonSystems (50%)


AN/PRC-148 ASTAC Blowpipe Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle Hawkei Digital Joint Reconnaissance Pod Eurocat Goalkeeper CIWS Javelin Lightweight Multirole Missile MW08 S1850M SelTrac SMART-L Sonar 2076 Sonar 2087 Starstreak SWARM Watchkeeper WK450


Racal Thomson-CSF Thomson Marconi Sonar


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