Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding, the companies will work together to develop areas of cooperation within the global naval, land, aerospace, space and cyber market segments, as well as within the European Defence Fund program structure.
Thales and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace have historically collaborated in numerous fields, which include electro-optical sensors, digital C4I solutions, and other initiatives within the space and land vehicle sectors.
“Broadening our cooperation is a natural step for our companies – looking at what we’ve already achieved together, we will leverage our complementary capabilities, technologies and resources to provide world leading systems and solutions to our global customers and partners,” says Eirik Lie, Executive Vice President of KONGSBERG and President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.
“Our strong relationship with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace exemplifies the importance of building durable and trusted local partnerships to serve our international customers. Today’s agreement will enable us to take our collaboration a step further in bringing strategic defence, security and aerospace technologies to the Norwegian and wider European market,” says Pascale Sourisse, Senior Executive Vice-President, Thales.