Thales, Clavister and Blackthorn sign a Memorandum of Understanding to expand cybersecurity cooperation in Sweden

  • Thales together with Clavister and Blackthorn has signed a strategic agreement for future collaboration within the cybersecurity, networking and Cloud Infrastructure domain
  • The purpose of the agreement is to strengthen the cooperation between the companies based on mutually agreed principles for exploring future business opportunities within the Swedish cybersecurity- and defence markets
  • Thales is a global technology leader serving the aerospace, defence, cybersecurity and digital identity markets. The Group offers military platform intercommunications, networking, routing and computing as well as software for military and governmental applications
  • Clavister is a Swedish cyber security company specialized in protecting both military and civilian customers with socially critical operations, with solutions that include firewalls and AI-based monitoring of network traffic
  • Blackthorn is a Swedish company that combines robust solutions for Cloud computing with human capital and advanced technology such as military information systems


Thales, Clavister and Blackthorn today signed a long-term strategic agreement, building upon a business relationship within cybersecurity and defence.

Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the companies will work together to develop areas of cooperation within the global cybersecurity- and defence domains with the ultimate goal to benefit both companies’ customers.
The purpose of this MoU is to support the companies’ joint effort in addressing Swedish customers’ needs, governmental and private, relating to platform cybersecurity in connection with enhanced networking, routing, computing and Cloud Infrastructure.

“Thales is committed to building strong industrial collaborations and trusted local partnerships to the benefit of our international customers. Advanced cybersecurity is critical in today’s military platforms. Together with Clavister and Blackthorn we can protect Swedish Armed Forces with Swedish cybersecurity while meeting operational needs. Thales will leverage its rational and easy-to-use network solutions, delivering such solutions into programs like ASTRID 3 in France and DCIS Firefly to NATO to support Swedish Armed Forces both for the national defence and as NATO allies”, says Håkan Ahlström, Country Director Thales Sweden.

John Vestberg, CEO of Clavister commented on signing the MoU, “I think joining forces with Thales is a good example of how we as a Swedish cybersecurity expert company can add value and further enhance a mature Thales solution like SOTAS. All parts of a military platform need to be protected and the SOTAS solution is a critical communication network within the Swedish military vehicles”.

“Blackthorn represents extensive competence and state-of-the-art technology which combines the ingenuity of both Thales and Clavister software solutions into new capabilities from Tactical Edge up to Strategic level offering a unified approach to networking and connectivity, fulfilling both national and NATO requirements for interoperability” – says COO Blackthorn Rickard Thörn.


Chief Operating Officer Blackthorn
Rickard Thörn

Director Communications Northern & Central Europe Thales
Lynne Scott Walters
+45 21 19 14 41

Marketing Manager Clavister
Kate Linwood