Defence, Security & Naval - ALTEN Group

Defence, Security & Naval

The defence, security, and naval industries play vital roles in ensuring the safety, protection, and stability of nations around the world.

These industries encompass a wide range of activities, technologies, and organizations dedicated to maintaining national defence capabilities and safeguarding territorial waters.

These industries often collaborate closely with governments and defence agencies to ensure preparedness, enhance capabilities, and adapt to evolving security challenges in an ever-changing geopolitical landscape.

An uncertain geopolitical context

The global geopolitical context is currently in a very bad state. After two decades of counterterrorism, military powers are preparing for the return of inter-state ‘high intensity conflict’. Benefiting from unprecedented budgetary efforts, the defence industry must accelerate the development of equipment programs (air combat, naval, space and cyber, etc.) adapted to this new context. At the same time, the sector must acquire new skills (data, robotization, etc.) to anticipate technological breakthroughs. 

From airspace to digital space: the new challenges of homeland security

The collapse of air traffic and national lockdowns have reduced internal security activities in most countries. But at the same time, the accelerating shift to remote working has exposed many organizations to cyber-attacks. The giants of the sector are now positioning themselves in the key areas of security in the digital space, foremost among which are the Cloud and digital identity. This investment is accompanied by numerous initiatives to overcome the shortage of IT and cybersecurity skills: partnerships with software firms, dedicated training programs, etc. 

ALTEN, your partner for Defence & Security projects

The ALTEN Group supports the digital transformation of its clients by working on the dimension of technological information. ALTEN works in Defence Engineering for the development of aircraft, combat vehicles, and advanced embedded systems. ALTEN also participates in the design of ships and submarines as part of its expertise in naval defence systems. ALTEN supports its clients and governments on the securing identities’ data, biometrics & connectivity solutions.

ALTEN in the Defence, Naval & Security industries

200 M€

2022 turnover

2,900

consultants

20+

countries

ALTEN’s functional sectors

Land defence

Air defence

Naval defence

Digital security

Our Success Stories

With increasing digitalization of combat platforms to ensure better network centric warfare capability, operators also need better Human-Machine interface (HMI) to deal with increasing information.
ALTEN provides its expertise in HMI design & embedded software development for many defence electronic equipment providers on different products (Infantry tactical tablet computer, Optronic equipment, SatCom, UAV…)

Hight maintenance cost and low availability rate of cold war design armored vehicles drive land forces to renew their fleet. The target: a better versatility, projection capacity & control of ownership costs.
To respond to these issues, ALTEN engineers contribute to the French next generation armored platform programs in mechanical engineering (vehicle architecture…) & vehicle testing.

To protect 10 million sq km of European airspace against a range of threats, NATO needs a coordinated air defense system from member nations.
ALTEN, with its ability to manage transnational engineering projects, supports an international company specializing in C4ISR system to deploy its solution in different European countries. Our engineers ensure system integration, system administrator and technical support activities.

Moving to an optimized financial model, armed forces are increasing the scale of outsourced military services off battlefield.
A global industrial pioneer in defense solutions trusted us with the highly demanding military training program & to succeed, ALTEN deploys a fully integrated Computer-Based training solution, going from personal trainers to e-learning platforms both for ground crew (engineering & maintenance staff) to flight crew (pilots & systems operators).

With extensive use of internet-Protocol (IP) enabled banking, health care, entertainment, or even smart energy & transportation systems, cybersecurity vulnerabilities & features have become a high priority for our customers. 
ALTEN, with its JV ALTEN SIR GSS, supports different customers (government security agency, banks, industrial…) in SCADA vulnerabilities audits, ISO27001 consulting services, SOC implementation, access control, data encryption, pen test… ​

OUR CLIENTS

Defence & Naval

Airbus Group, Leonardo, Dassault Aviation, Naval Group, Saab, Nexter, General Dynamics…Safran Group, Thales Group, MBDA, Honeywell, Rheinmetall…

Security

Airbus D&S, Safran Group, Thales DIS, IDEMIA, Orange Groupe…

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