Cyber, Security, ICT, Internship
Associate degree (EQF 5)
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In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our achitects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.


About us

With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2000 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions, research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

The software department of the Application Engineering cluster is responsible for the software development in Combat Management and Radar- and Optical sensors for worldwide navies- and defense systems. The work is performed in multi-disciplinary agile teams with specialists in software/system/test engineering and functional design.

The Tactical Data Link (TDL) is one of the most important assets within navies. With a TDL a naval vessel can extend its radar coverage by many thousand of miles. This is reached by combining data of multiple radars / sensors in its NATO fleet and share tactical data with each other as depicted below.


About the assignment

Within our department we are responsible for the integration of these link systems within our Combat Management System (CMS). To improve our way of working we need a software simulator that can simulate the behavior of a NATO Link.

In this assignment you will Design and Develop a Software Simulator that simulates connecting to a NATO Link network and simulate the behavior of an Link Network Control Station.

This simulator will be built in java, you will have the challenge to make a simple and usable simulator for use within our development teams. You will be working in close contact with product development teams and people with operational knowledge!



Linux, Java, User Interface


Thales offers…

  • An interesting internship or graduation assignment in an international high tech environment
  • An open and flexible working environment
  • An excellent internship allowance
  • Its own student association where you can participate in educational and fun activities.



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Please keep in mind that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period for our internships and graduation assignments.


At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!