Airbus Defence and Space
Airbus Defence and Space is the division of Airbus SE responsible for the development and manufacturing of the corporation's defence and space products, while also providing related services. The division was formed in January 2014 during the corporate restructuring of European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS), and comprises the former Airbus Military, Astrium, and Cassidian divisions. It is the world's second-largest space company after Boeing and one of the top ten defence companies in the world.
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|Predecessor||Airbus Military |
Number of locations
|Michael Schoellhorn (CEO)|
|Products||Earth observation, navigation and communication satellites, Interplanetary probes, Military aircraft, Satellite launch vehicles|
|Services||Cyber security, Military intelligence, One Atlas|
|Revenue||€10.8 billion (FY 2017)|
|Total assets||€111.13 billion (FY 2016)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||CRISA, Spot Image, Tesat-Spacecom, and Jena-Optronik|
- Military Aircraft, managed from Spain and led by Alberto Gutiérrez
- Space Systems, managed from France and led by Jean-Marc Nasr
- Communication-Intelligence-Security, managed from Germany and led by Evert Dudok
- Unmanned Aerial Systems, also managed from Germany and led by Jana Rosenmann.