Thales launches first defence cloud offering for armed forces

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Thales is launching the first comprehensive private cloud infrastructure solution to improve the operational efficiency of the armed forces.

The Nexium Defence Cloud will be launched for the first time at Eurosatory 2018, the international land and airland Defence and Security exhibition taking place on June 11-15 in Paris.

In recent years, cloud services have changed the day-to-day lives of businesses and individuals, driving the development of a whole range of applications to address new use cases. Organisations with a real need to share content can now remain connected at all times from any type of terminal or device.

The armed forces share the same requirements.The cloud solutions in use today for civil applications are not appropriate for deployed forces. They require unlimited bandwidth that armed forces do not have in the field. The Thales Defence Cloud is designed for constrained environments, enabling deployed forces to conduct their missions in total autonomy in the theatre of operations.
Hyperconnectivity on the battlefield promises to drive a technological revolution for armed forces and engender a growth in demand for new capabilities to gather, share and process large volumes of data in real time. As threat environments evolve, armed forces units will be able to respond immediately, and sometimes simultaneously, to any situation that may arise in future conflicts.
With its Defence Cloud offering and related connectivity solutions, Thales proposes a complete solution including secure, end-to-end hosting of data and applications. Users ranging from commanders in the home country to units deployed in theatres of operation can access data in complete privacy in a dedicated environment.
“Thales is bringing to armed forces, its expertise in secure, interoperable information and telecommunication systems, combined with world-class capabilities in the key digital technologies of connectivity and IoT, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. With Nexium Defence Cloud, Thales is expanding the armed forces’ arsenal with a new digital power that allows them to make decisions quickly and efficiently in real time at each decisive moment,”said Marc Darmon, Thales executive vice president–secure communications and information systems.

An Australian trade mission organised by the Department of Defence and comprising about 50 defence industry businesses is currently  touring Europe to take part in Eurosatory 2018, as well as visit key sites operated by the global supply chain primes including BAE System, Thales and Rheinmetall. The participating businesses will be visiting Thales UK Glasgow facility and meet with Thales Program managers and engineers.