A privileged convention around Thales Soldier Optronics offer, composed of more than 400 members users of Thales optronics & partners, from around 30 countries”

Users of Sophie products and services include dismounted soldiers, recce, fire support and intelligence, as well as Special Forces and logistics support professionals.

The sophie family of hand-held thermal imagers and target locators – A reference for 20 years – has been sold all over the world, with more than 15,000 imagers in operation in 55 countries.
The Sophie Users’ Club was the first optronics users community which gave the opportunity for participants to:

  • SHARE : Meet and share their experiences with other users and Thales experts
  • CO-BUILD : Discover and provide feedback on the latest Thales technologies and product features – to co-build with us the solutions of tomorrow
  • EXPERIENCE : Experience our products, solutions and services aroud soldier Perception through demonstrations and workshops
Sophie Tour map

A brand new format 

This year, instead of holding one single convention, we decided to offer you a new format of our privileged event “Sophie Users Club” : The SOPHIE TOUR.

The Sophie Tour will now be a series of customised, more hands-on events in several parts of the world to address your specific priorities & needing according to  your regions. Thales comes to you !

We look forward to seeing you again after such a special year marked by the pandemic and the absence of events. We will not fail to make up for lost time by sharing our new solutions & future projects with you.

For each destination, the same objective: to bring together our customers and users from the same region to present our latest innovations around the common theme of the Perception, to listen & understand their future expectations and operational needs & propose them high-end live demonstrations & brand new solutions… around the future soldier ecosystem !

The main novelties :

  • Even more demonstrations  with a “users centric approach
  • More than dismounted soldier’s topics :  guests will discover the entire Thales’ perception ecosystem for the modern battlefield (air, vehicle…)

Focus on specific needs & expectations according to the destination


Because innovation and evolution are our watchwords at Thales, we have also chosen to evolve our visual identity. A new name and a new logo will now be revealed to support our communications around the event.

We hope you’ll like it as much as we do!


You are not yet a member of the Sophie community ? Become now a member of our community to write the rest of the story of the Thales augmented soldier with us!

As previous event, this event is meant for our privileged guests, members of the event. If you used to be a Sophie Users Club membership, don’t worry you will keep you privileged status.

First Step in France

The first leg of the 2021 Sophie Tour will be a live meeting for our European customers and users, organised over several days…

Discover our HHTI

A collaborative 4-in-1 equipment in only 2,5kg for tactical night & day superiority : detect sooner, identify further, engage faster…

Spy’Ranger : Your Flying Eyes

The nature of conflict is shifting again. The resurgence of great power competition is bringing near-peer adversaries back into the battlefield…

Our expertise centers

Thales, your innovative and trusted partner for the soldier and more : discover our know-how & expertise centers worldwide !