AIRBUS MILITARY / Aeronautical
Headquartered in Madrid (Spain), the company's facilities are essentially based in Spain. Its main sites are Getafe where the civil Airbus platforms are converted into Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. The other main facility is in San Pablo close to Seville where the complete production and final assembly of the C-212, CN-235 and C-295 takes place in an all new facility next to the A400M Final Assembly Line opened in 2007.
Airbus Military was formally created in April 2009, following the integration of the former Military Transport Aircraft Division (MTAD) and of Airbus Military Limited Society (AMSL) into Airbus. This integration allows for a single and streamlined organization. In total, Airbus Military, which has its own P&L accounting, counts more than 5,000 employees. In 2008, MTAD had a turnover of over five billion Euros.
Airbus Military builts on the experience developed by the former Aeronautics Constructions Anonymous Society (CASA), which became part of EADS, as MTAD, in 2000. Over the years, CASA, which was founded in 1923, had specialized in the development, construction, certification, commercialization and support of small military transport aircraft, while playing a leading role in the militarization of civil Airbus platforms. It is now also fully in charge of the development of the all new 21st Century tactical and logistical Airlifter, the A400M.
Having sold more than 1,000 of these aircraft to 130 customers, Airbus Military is well established on the world market with products operated by Air Forces for tactical and strategic transport and refueling capabilities as well as for maritime surveillance and humanitarian aid.
Indra is a global company of technology, innovation, and talent, leader in high value-added solutions and services for the Transport and Traffic, Energy and Industry, Public Administration and Healthcare, Finance, Insurance, Security and Defense, and Telecom and Media sectors. Indra operates in over 100 countries and has 29,000 employees worldwide who share their knowledge of different sectors and countries to find innovative solutions to the challenges that clients face. Indra is the European company that most invests in R&D in its sector.
An EADS Company is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing lead system integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe.
Our portfolio ranges from air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems) and land, naval and joint systems through intelligence and surveillance to cyber security and secure communications as well as test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2009, Cassidian – with around 21,000 employees worldwide – achieved revenues of € 5.4 billion. It is the second largest division within the EADS Group.
A solid reputation for quality and service backed by years of experience, makes Santa Bárbara Systems (business unit integrated in the European Land Systems Group of General Dynamics) one of the leaders in the defense industry and a major reference in the European market, as well as one of the main suppliers of systems and solutions to the Spanish Armed Forces.
Headquartered in Madrid with over 2.300 employees working in Spain and Germany, the company manufactures an array of defense equipment, ranging from combat vehicles to artillery systems, and light weapons and munitions. The efficiency of its products has been proven in some fifty countries, including many NATO countries.
Santa Bárbara Systems has five main business lines: Armored Vehicles, which develops and manufactures wheeled and tracked combat vehicles; Special and Amphibious Vehicles; Weapons; Ammunitions and Propellants and Research & Development (R&D). It also has a license to co-manufacture the Leopard 2E main battle tank for the Spanish Army and the vehicle RG-31 Mk5E especially designed for resisting mines.
Its R&D capability and capacity, and the experience gained over its long history enables Santa Bárbara Systems to develop new systems, adapting them to the specific needs of a large customer base.
The company's industrial activities are organized along four activity lines:
• Naval and Power Generation Equipment.
The main purpose of Navantia's business management model is to guarantee a highly competitive position in the international market, offering the best product of the highest quality at the most aggressive price.