Defense & Security

4.4%of revenue
in 2017

Technological challenges

The defence industry performed excellently in 2016 with a large number of arms contracts as well as modernisation programmes. In the security sector, investment is driven by the terrorist threat and IT security.

At a time of high pressure on budgets, countries have to meet several challenges. Technology is making existing equipment obsolete. The trend is therefore for refit programmes (SCORPION programme). Joint equipment also makes it possible to reduce costs while reinforcing alliances for countries (European Male drone project)Terrorism has become the main security problem for countries in the 21st century. In this context, domestic security measures have been reinforced (state of emergency, Intelligence Act, border control).

Between 2012 and 2015, financial losses linked to cyber-criminality doubled in the United States, according to the FBI, and represented €3 billion in France in 2015 according to McAfee. In light of this, governments and companies have increased their cybersecurity expenditure. According to a recent study by PAC, sales of cyber security software and services will be nearly €3 billion by 2019.

ALTEN Added-value

ALTEN se ha consolidado como un atractivo socio tecnológico a través de:

  • Nearly 1,000 engineers serving Defence & Security at the end 2016.
  • ALTEN has become established as a technology partner of choice through:
      • recognised expertise as tier 1 supplier for industrials leaders;
      • dedicated and secured premises;
      • a capacity to take ownership of transnational projects (France, Germany, Spain, UK, India);
      • operations in India allowing it to integrate part of the offset markets of manufacturers.

Product & Service Supply

  • Air defence
  • Ground defence
  • Naval defence
  • Homeland security
  • Cybersecurity



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ALTEN, the European leader in engineering and technology consulting, provides support for its clients’ development strategies in the fields of innovation, R&D and it systems.

Its 24,700 top engineers carry out studies and conception projects for the technical and information systems divisions of large corporate clients in the industrial, telecommunications and services sectors.