Defence Capability Leaders
Airbus Defence & Space

Apr 04, 2016

Airbus Defence & Space is Europe’s number one defence and space company, the second largest space business worldwide and a top 10 global defence enterprise. It is a division of Airbus Group, which in 2015 generated revenues of €64.5B and employed 136,500 people, including 2,000 Canadians.

Airbus Defence & Space has four business lines. Military Aircraft develops, builds, and supports fixed-wing military aircraft used for combat, SAR, transport, ISR and air-to-air refuelling. Military Aircraft is a world leader in search and rescue aircraft. This includes the C295W, the market leader in its class with more than 165 aircraft sold in 23 countries. It offers a proven, reliable and low-risk solution for Canada’s FWSAR program, with a flexible mission-system that integrates state-of-the-art sensors and data processing, very high Canadian direct content and the lowest life-cycle cost in its category. Military Aircraft’s portfolio also includes the Eurofighter; the A400M heavy-lift transporter; the A330 multirole transport and tanker; and unmanned aerial systems.

Space Systems is an industry leader in the commercial, civil and defence space sectors. Its capabilities include heavy-lift launch systems, satellites, payloads, and ground systems. It develops and builds satellites for Earth observation, navigation, meteorology and science; and military and civilian communications.

Communications, Intelligence and Security (CIS) is a “one-stop-shop” for satellite and terrestrial communication systems and intelligence and security solutions. It provides satcom ground terminals, P25 secure radio communication systems, 911 response centres, border surveillance systems, C4ISR systems, cyber-security and geographic information services. Its customers are in both government and commercial sectors.

The Electronics business line provides high-performance equipment to system integrators worldwide. Its equipment is used in ground, maritime, airborne and space systems used by the civil, defence and security sectors. Its portfolio encompasses radars, IFF systems, EW sensors and systems, avionics, spacecraft platform and payload electronics, and optronics.

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360 Albert St, Suite 530, Ottawa ON, K1R 7X7
Contact: Simon Jacques, President
Tel: +1-613-230-3902