The Thales (Pronounced “Tallus”) Group

The Thales (Pronounced “Tallus”) Group employs 64,000 people in 56 countries in the Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Defence, and Security industries.
34,000 of these people are employed in France.

Your task is to analyse and report on the origins, structure, and strategy of the Thales Group and comment on its strategic strengths and weaknesses.