AIRBUS MILITARY / Aeronautical

Headquartered in Madrid (Spain), its main site is in Getafe, where Airbus civil platforms are converted into Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. The other main facility is in San Pablo, near Seville where the total production and final assembly of all new C-212s, CN-235s and C-295s takes place in a facility next to the A400M Final Assembly Line that was inaugurated in 2007.

Airbus Military is the only transport aircraft manufacturer that develops, produces, sells and maintains a complete family of military and humanitarian transport aircraft, ranging from 3 to 37 tons of payload.

Airbus Military is fully responsible for the A400M program, as well as the A330-derived tanker transport aircraft (MRTT), which can be equipped with a unique state-of-the-art flight-refuelling boom (ARBS). It is also responsible for any future military derivative of the civilian Airbus platform company. With the C-295, CN-235 and C-212, Airbus Military is the world leader in the market segments for small and medium-sized military transport aircraft, with some 650 units in more than 100 operators worldwide.

INDRA / Defense

Indra is a global technology, innovation and talent company, leader in high value-added solutions and services for the Transport & Traffic, Energy & Industry, Public Administration & Healthcare, Financial Services, Security & Defense and Telecom & Media sectors. Indra operates in more than 100 countries and has more than 30,000 professionals worldwide who share their knowledge of different sectors and countries to find innovative solutions to their customers’ challenges. Indra is the European company that invests the most in R&D in its sector.


An EADS company, it is a world leader in global security solutions and systems, providing leading system integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers worldwide.

Our product portfolio ranges from airborne systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems) and ground, naval and joint intelligence and surveillance systems to secure communications and cyber-security, as well as test systems, missiles, and service 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.

GDELS/Earth Systems

With a strong reputation for quality and service backed by years of proven performance, Santa Bárbara Sistemas, a business unit integrated within the European Land Systems Group of General Dynamics, is one of the leaders in the defense sector and an undisputed benchmark in the European market, as well as one of the main suppliers of systems and solutions for the Spanish Armed Forces.

Headquartered in Madrid and with a workforce of 1,650 employees distributed throughout Spain, it manufactures a wide range of defense equipment, from combat vehicles to artillery systems, light weapons and ammunition. Its products have proven their efficacy in some fifty countries, including nations in the NATO area.

Santa Bárbara Sistemas has four main business lines: Armored Vehicles, which develops and manufactures wheeled and tracked armored vehicles; Weapons, Ammunition and Missile Systems; and Research and Development (R&D). Co also manufactures, under license, the Leopard 2E tank and the RG-31 Mk5E anti-mine vehicle for the Spanish Army, among other programs.

Its remarkable development in R&D and the experience accumulated during its long trajectory grants Santa Bárbara Sistemas a great versatility and an important capacity to develop new systems, adapting them to the specific needs of a great number of customers.

NAVANTIA/Naval Systems

It is the leading Spanish company in the military shipbuilding sector. Due to its size and technological capacity, it occupies a prominent position in the European and world shipbuilding concert.

Its industrial activity is organized into four lines of business:

  • Shipbuilding
  • Control and combat systems
  • Repairs and transformations
  • Diesel Engines
  • Naval and Power Generation Equipment.
  • The main purpose of Navantia’s business management model is to guarantee its highly competitive position in the international market, offering an aggressive product in terms of quality and price.