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Thales to add nearly 30 NASA-related jobs in Mohawk Valley, Tenney says

By Charles McChesney

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Thales, an international contractor that does work in aerospace, defense, and transportation, will create jobs in the Mohawk Valley, according to Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R–New Hartford).

Tenney said Thales reached agreement with NASA to support its unmanned aircraft systems and traffic management (UTM) activity. “This agreement will create nearly 30 high-tech jobs,” Tenney’s office said in a release.

“Thales’ presence in our area will further secure our standing as a vital player in developing defense technology and unmanned aerial capabilities. The Mohawk Valley has the talent and workforce ready to fill these positions. I look forward to continuing to work alongside Thales and NASA as they continue to innovate and lead in defense technology,” said Tenney.

 “Thales supports technology innovation across New York, including advanced rail signaling, airport security and airline passenger experience capabilities, and this agreement enables us to further leverage our strengths in cyber security and artificial intelligence to advance a UTM concept for NASA.” said Alan Pellegrini, CEO of Thales USA.

Thales, one of the world’s largest defense contractors, is headquartered in France and has more than 60,000 employees.

Contact McChesney at cmcchesney@cnybj.com

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