Airbus Defence and Space

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

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group responsible for defence and aerospace products and services. The division was formed in January 2014 during the corporate restructuring of European Aeronautic Defense and Space (EADS), and comprises the former Airbus Military, Astrium, and Cassidian divisions.[2]

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


On 31 July 2013, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) announced that it would change its corporate name to Airbus Group by the end of the 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]

    10 July 2000 1 December 2006 1 April 2009 17 September 2010 17 January 2014 27 May 2015
  European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company NV Airbus Group NV Airbus Group SE   
Airbus Military Airbus Defence and Space   
  EADS Defence and Security Cassidian
    EADS Astrium
   Eurocopter Group Airbus Helicopters   


Airbus Defence and Space is currently structured into 4 Business Lines:

  • Military Aircraft
  • Space Systems
  • Electronics
  • Communications, Intelligence and Security

Military Aircraft[edit]

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

Space Systems[edit]


Major european Airbus Defence and Space sites are located

See also[edit]


  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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