In the Challenge section under the FCAS tab, discover 24 challenges from 7 different themes on which Thales would like to collaborate with external partners as part of the FCAS program. The description of the challenges are available upon identification, to access them, please fill in a contact form.
Once your access has been validated, you will receive a password within 48 hours, enabling you to study the challenges and associated timetable in detail. If your solution can meet the requirements of one or more of these challenges, submit a synthetic application for each one.
Assessment of applications
Applications will be carefully evaluated by in-house experts at Thales, in collaboration with the DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement). Following this evaluation, a list of challenges selected and the shortlisted candidates for each will be announced.
Detailed information and preparation of the final application
For each shortlisted candidate, a detailed selection kit will be provided, including in-depth information on the challenges. This kit will enable candidates to present their approach, financial planning and ability to meet the project's specific technical requirements in greater detail. Candidates should demonstrate their in-depth understanding of the project and their ability to carry it out effectively.
Partner selection and contractualization
The final evaluation of each application will be carried out in consultation with the DGA, in order to select a final partner for each challenge. This in-depth evaluation will take into account criteria such as the relevance of the proposal, technical expertise, project feasibility, proposed budget and the applicant's ability to meet the specific requirements of the project. Once the evaluation has been completed, a final partner will be chosen for each challenge, and in the weeks following the selection of partners, the contract for each project will be drawn up. This crucial step will formalize the terms and conditions of the collaboration between Thales, DGA and the selected partners. These projects cover a period of 6 to 18 months. Details such as contractual obligations, responsibilities, deadlines and funding terms will be defined as part of this contractualization process.