Thales, a French multinational specializing in products and services for the aerospace and defense industries, is using blockchain technology for a new management system at its manufacturing hub in Spain.
According to an official announcement on November 5, Thales is looking to implement technologies such as blockchain and big data to enable the digital transformation of its defense and aeronautics-focused manufacturing and maintenance center.
As part of the initiative, the Paris-based company seeks to comply with NATO and defense authority standards by using blockchain to increase process traceability at the core. The announcement reads:
“To comply with NATO standards and those of the Ministries of Defense with which the company collaborates, the blockchain will be used to guarantee the traceability of all parts and products managed in the Production and Maintenance Center”.
According to the announcement, the blockchain will be part of a new management system that will connect with all applications currently used on its network. The new platform should efficiently connect all processes, improve customer communication and maintenance operations.
Radio communications, aeronautical and naval equipment are among the products that will have this new management system, notes the announcement.
Thales has been experimenting with blockchain to scale up its operations in recent years. In 2018, he partnered with leading consultancy Accenture to upgrade aircraft supply chains using blockchain.
Thales did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.