Co-owned by Dassault and the State, this pillar of the French military-industrial complex is increasingly investing in digital technology and surveillance

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  • N° 8 of the arms industry globally
  • Website
  • Headquarters Tour Carpe Diem, La Défense
  • Leadership Patrice Caine (CEO and chair of the board since 2015)
  • Shareholders Bpifrance (25.67%), Dassault Aviation (24.62%)
  • Board members Patrice Caine (chairman of the board and CEO), Charles Edelstenne (Dassault representative), Bernard Fontana (Framatome), Delphine Gény-Stephann (ex minister, ex Saint-Gobain), Philippe Knoche (Orano), Philippe Lépinay (shareholding employees representative), Armelle de Madre (Datadog), Emmanuel Moulin (Ministry of Finance, government representative), Anne Rigail (Air France), Loïk Segalen (Dassault), Anne-Claire Taittinger (investissor), Ann Taylor (former British miniser and Lord), Eric Trappier (Dassault), Marie-Françoise Walbaum (administrator of companies), Anne-Marie Hunot-Schmit (workers representative), Frédérique Sainct (workers representative). Joël Barre (Ministry of armies), Jean-Luc Sourdois (Ministry of armies) and Marielle Marichy (workers council representative) have a consultative role.
  • Key subsidiaries NavalGroup, Thales Alenia Space
  • Former names and companies absorbed Thomson-CSF, Gemalto
  • Main countries France, Germany, Australia, Canada, United States, Netherlands, United Kingdom

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