Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

Airbus DS’s new organisational structure is now in place. The slogan, mission and vision show where the Division is headed: it is set to become a leading global defence and space company; a major influence and authority in this market.

The slogan “Pioneering the future together” is derived from the new Division’s vision: Airbus Defence and Space is a global pioneer. Our joint talent and technology connect and protect lives.

Airbus DS develops the necessary technologies and solutions – be it Earth observation and climate monitoring satellites, the European components of the International Space Station, or the Mars rover that will look for signs of life on the Red Planet. The Eurofighter is a key element in European defence systems, while the A400M military transporter can carry humanitarian cargo to any region in the world. The Division’s unmanned aerial systems don’t just perform military reconnaissance; they can also monitor transport and power networks. Our border protection solutions prevent the trafficking of drugs or people, and there are many other products besides. Thanks to Airbus DS technology, governments and institutions are better able to protect natural resources, social values and, hence, also the lives of their citizens.

Activities in EDEN:

Airbus D&S main contribution in EDEN will be the coordination of the WP30 EDEN Store and Toolbox of Toolboxes and a large part of its realization, kernel, interfaces, adaptation of existing and new tools included.