The center is in Queen's University's Innovation Park in Kingston.
Thales said its initial focus will be on its continuing work for the Canadian army's Land Command Support System, including the design, development and support of the army's command-and-control system.
"The Innovation Park site will allow Thales to expand its support to educate; develop procedures, training packages, simulations and demos; and better plan user engagement activities at Canadian army sites," said Mark Halinaty, vice president and general manager of Thales Canada, Defense and Security.
"Expanding our presence and capabilities here, close to our customer at CFB Kingston, also allows us to build our relationships with Queen's University and the Royal Military College through access to highly qualified personnel and engagement in leading-edge research initiatives."
Thales Canada said it is involved with Queen's University researchers to improve command-and-control training by using "disruptive new software architectures and human-machine-interface technologies."