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About Team Thales GSC- Dubai With a presence in the region since 1978, the UAE has evolved into a key player in Thales’ target markets on a global scale. The Group’s vision in the UAE is to bring security, safety and growth; whilst evolving state sovereignty, providing sustainable economic development, and fostering provincial talent. The Group, a long-term partner of the UAE armed forces, has developed its local presence in the country through numerous joint ventures and partnerships. This has allowed the Group to expand its local footprint, to be able to adapt and meet customer needs and, crucially, to develop talents through the means of high-level professional & academic training programmes. LOCAL COOPERATION Thales’ strategy encompasses strategic topics with the aim of promoting local expansion in emerging countries. This is of paramount importance as it allows the Group to attain its ambitious objectives. Joint ventures and academic partnerships form the core approach for the cooperative relationships in the UAE: Since 2009, the joint venture Thales Advanced Solutions (TAS) - a subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC) - has developed an expertise in four business segments: SATCOM, Radar, Radio / Network and Support. Leveraging from its shareholders capabilities (C4 Advanced Solutions and Thales), TAS brings a unique capability for local projects execution including offset to the UAE Defence market. Through these diversified activities, TAS positions itself as an employer of choice for Emirati in the field of Defence Electronics and Security. TAS therefore, contributes towards realising UAE's long-term strategy for developing local industry, providing knowledge and technology transfer, training and local employment opportunities.