Thales has announced the launch of its Global Engineering Competence Centre (ECC) in Bengaluru, to accelerate innovation and digital transformation to serve the needs of both the Indian market and Thales’ global objectives. The new facility is due to be inaugurated on February 22nd.
The first-of-its-kind Engineering Competence Centre in India will focus on software and hardware capabilities in the areas of civil as well as defence businesses, serving Thales’s global needs.
“India is an innovative country with a great pool of skilled engineers. This is why we extend our 65 year long journey in the country and our global engineering footprint with the launch of our Group Engineering Competence Centre in Bengaluru. This Centre is uniquely positioned to serve all domains that Thales operates in and cater to worldwide markets. With our plans of hiring over 3000 engineers in the coming years, we look forward to significantly contributing to the ‘Skill India’ initiative and innovation in the country.” Pascale Sourisse, Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development, Thales.
P Satish Menon who brings with him 30 years of expertise in the fields of engineering, R&D, and programme management, will head the new ECC, which will initially be dedicated to high value-added systems in the fields of Air Traffic Management, avionics, cockpit, flight management, in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems, radar software, airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance tactical management systems.
The ECC will also concentrate on the creation of capabilities in advanced hardware technology such as Radio Frequency/designs for radars and communication equipment, high performance processing units and in airborne digital processing functions.
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