Airbus Defence and Space

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Airbus Defence and Space
Industry Aerospace, Telecommunication, Electronics
Predecessor Airbus Military
Founded January 2014
Headquarters Munich, Germany
Key people
Bernhard Gerwert, CEO [1]
Products Military aircraft, Communication satellites and systems, Electronic systems
Parent Airbus Group

Airbus Defence and Space is the division of Airbus Group responsible for defence and aerospace products and services. Airbus Defence and Space was formed in January 2014 from the former EADS divisions Airbus Military, Astrium, and Cassidian.[2]

Airbus Defence and Space is present in dozens of countries on all continents.[3]


On July 31, 2013, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) announced that it would change its corporate name to Airbus Group by the end of that year, and that Astrium, Cassidian, and the Airbus Military divisions would be merged to form a new company: Airbus Defence and Space.[4]

In January 2014, the parent company EADS effected the reorganization as Airbus Group, of three subsidiary companies that include Airbus Defence and Space, Airbus, and Airbus Helicopters.[5]



A400M flying during the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2010

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  1. ^ "Executive Committee". Airbus Defence & Space. February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Parker, Andrew (2014-01-02). "EADS changes name to Airbus". Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Airbus Defence and Space Global presence". ADS. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "EADS Announces Name Change, Restructuring | Defense News". 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  5. ^ "What we do". Airbus Group. 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Rocket Launcher Propulsion - Ottobrunn, Germany". Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  7. ^ "How to Find Us - Airbus Defence and Space, Trauen, Germany". Retrieved 2014-07-20. 

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