Thales Group Member Gemalto to Supply Thai Citizens with 15 Million Innovative e-Passports

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By Sam Gazeley | 3Q 2019 | IN-5604


Safeguarding Identity and Reinforcing Border Security


It was announced on August 27, 2019, that the Thales Group had secured the tender to supply approximately 15 million cutting-edge e-passports over a seven-year period, in line with the Thai government’s “Thailand 4.0” initiative to achieve a contemporary and technologically advanced economy. The contract, supplied by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Thailand, is one of the largest passport projects for the Thales Group this year.

With a flexible data page constructed from polycarbonate that holds 64 pages and contains a traveler’s biometric information, the modern Thai e-passport will comply with the highest standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Thai citizens will experience streamlined international travel owing to the new e-passports’ secure, embedded software and its integration with a secure end-to-end backend system, compliant with Thailand’s national data protect...

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