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Defence & Security

4.6%of revenue
in 2016

Technological challenges

In military aeronautics, cuts to the French budget have been offset by new opportunities internationally, with positive perspectives for some of the Group’s main clients.

A historic contract with India will involve multi-billion spending on Rafale aircraft that could have positive implications for some of the Group’s main clients: Dassault, Thales, Safran. ALTEN has prepared for this by signing a deal with an Indian company to meet offset challenges. In the security area, ALTEN has been partnering Morpho (Safran group) in an ambitious biometric identification project in India.

In France, the Balard programme – to create a new HQ for the Armed Forces in 2015 – allows ALTEN to position its offering in securitisation of sites or networks and cyber-security.

ALTEN Added-value

ALTEN has become established as a technology partner of choice through:

  • recognised expertise as tier 1 supplier for industrials leaders;
  • dedicated and secured premises;
  • a capacity to take ownership of transnational projects (France, Germany, Spain, UK, India);
  • operations in India allowing it to integrate part of the offset markets of manufacturers.

Product & Service Supply


range of services

ALTEN offers different service levels to provide the best response to clients’ needs

Alten's 3 services

  • Engineering and Technology Consultancy

    77%of revenue
    in 2016

    Studies and conception of technological products, for technical divisions in industry.

  • Networks, Telecoms and Multimedia

    15%of revenue
    in 2016

    Engineering for product design (terminals or networking equipment) Network architecture, deployment and operation.

  • Information Systems

    8%of revenue
    in 2016

    Customised development of IT systems, for information systems departments in industry, telecoms and the service sector.

ALTEN, the European leader in engineering and technology consulting, provides support for its clients’ development strategies in the fields of innovation, R&D and it systems.

Its 21,300 top engineers carry out studies and conception projects for the technical and information systems divisions of large corporate clients in the industrial, telecommunications and services sectors.



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Customer Success Denis VIDEAU – Thales Raytheon Systems

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