World leader in the field of 70mm (2.75") air-to-ground rocket systems

Thales Belgium SA (formerly Forges de Zeebrugge - FZ) a 100% affiliate of the French multinational Thales Group is the technology and innovation leader specialized in the field of 70mm air-to-ground rocket systems (2.75” NATO Standard) in the defence market throughout the world.

Thales Belgium is one of the unique companies capable of providing a complete 70mm rocket system  (ammunition, rocket launcher and firing control system) and handling all the services linked to manage the air-ground rocket systems and ensure their integration on the different carriers  (aircrafts, helicopters, boats and land vehicles).

With a history of innovation spanning over more than 55 years, Thales Belgium designs, manufactures, integrates and supplies state-of-the-art rocket systems 70mm under its registered brand FZ® and provides a global service in its field of activity to its customers.

The Thales Belgium staff has gained years of experience in propulsion, pyrotechnics, mechanics, electronics, composite material, as well as in ballistics, guidance, simulation and advanced rocket system research and engineering.

70mm calibre has been adopted not only in the NATO member states, but also by 55 countries and 70 armies worldwide. Therefore, the 70mm calibre is to be considered as the international calibre.