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Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of the Airbus Group and was formed in January 2014 by merging business activities from Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. This new division is Europe´s leading defence and space company, and the worlds´s second-biggest space company and among the first ten biggest defence companies in the world.

Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia

40.000 worldwide, 2.500 in Friedrichshafen

Turnover in €
14 billions

2000 (EADS)

Typical product application
At the Friedrichshafen site:
Development of satellites, instruments and components for earth observation, meteorology and scientific space exploration, experimental systems for zero gravity research, command, reconnaissance - and monitoring systems, avionics and target drones


Core Competences

Division characteristics
Complete coverage of the entire value chain; high end technologies

Product benefit
State-of-the-art developments in space technology in everyday application (telecommunications, navigation, remote sensing, meteorology, environmental monitoring, security), situational awareness for pilots, border control, mobile military hospitals and protection systems, sensors for air reconnaissance and space, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), target drones

Institutional clients as the European Space Agency ESA, aeronautical authority, civil and military customers, platform manufacturers for helicopters, fighter aircrafts, transport aircrafts and UAV.


New international markets

Major goals
Industrialisation and globalisation of remote sensing; avionics
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Airbus Defence & Space
88090 Immenstaad

Tel.: +49 (0) 7545 800
Fax: +49 (0) 7545 8 4411


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