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Defence and Security

Defence and Security

Airbus is a global leader in the defence sector, the largest defence supplier in Europe, and among the top 10 defence companies worldwide. It manufactures tactical and strategic airlifters, multi-role aerial tankers and advanced combat aircraft. Together, the A400M, C295, CN235, A330 MRTT and Eurofighter Typhoon make up a world-class product line operated by air forces worldwide. With decades of industrial experience behind it, Airbus consistently develops cutting-edge technologies for the most challenging missions.

In addition to designing, developing and manufacturing military aircraft, Airbus offers a broad range of services to fully support its customers.

Airbus also is the no. 3 company worldwide in secure communication platforms, delivering agile, innovative, data-driven digital services for defence and cyber security applications.

  • Europe’s No. 1 in defence
  • Among the top 10 defence companies worldwide
  • Number 3 worldwide in Secure Communications
  • World-renowned range of products including Eurofighter and A400M

Orders & Deliveries

Total Orders  1948
Total Deliveries  1527
Total in operation  1212

Our Defence Portfolio

A400M

A400M

Delivery to the point of need

A330 MRTT

A330 MRTT

The 21st Century Benchmark for New Generation Tanker/Transport aircraft

Eurofighter

Eurofighter

The world’s most advanced new generation multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft

C295

C295

The most versatile and efficient Tactical Transport aircraft

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

UAS solutions for military and commercial applications

Services

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Latest Defence media assets

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18 January 2018

Eurofighter cockpit filmed in 360 degrees

Spanish Air Force pilots operating from Morón Air Base southeast of Seville, Spain.

Royal Air Force A400M in Barbados © Crown Copyright This image may be used for current news purposes only. It may not be used, reproduced or transmitted for any other purpose.
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15 January 2018

Royal Air Force A400M in Barbados

UK military passengers board an RAF A400M Atlas transport aircraft in Barbados on 9 September 2017, preparing to deliver UK aid to Caribbean islands stricken by Hurricane Irma. Royal Air Force logisticians from RAF Brize Norton have assisted with the delivery of military personnel and aid cargo to the Caribbean to support disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane IRMA. RAF aircraft - including C-17, A400M and Voyager aircraft - are supporting a joint task force of RAF, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Navy personnel who are supporting the Department for International Development as it delivers aid to stricken Caribbean islands.

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15 January 2018

A400M French Air Force at Hurricane Irma

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12 January 2018

A400 delivery to German Air Force - MSN64

1st A400M delivery of 2018, to German Air Force

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18 December 2017

A330 MRTT RAAF

RAAF KC-30A MRTT flies over Japan’s Mount Fuji during one of its operational deployments to Guam

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18 December 2017

A400M Beach Operation

The A400M operates at heavy configuration on soft unpaved runways confirming its aptitude as an exceptional airlifter.

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21 November 2017

THOUSANDER CLUB

First A400M Thousander Club Awards ceremony for Airbus internal flight test crews on 21st November in San Pablo

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15 November 2017

Dubai Airshow 2017: A400M spotlight

Speaking at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, a French Air Force pilot explains how the A400M airlifter is helping the military service meet its missions.

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13 November 2017

Dubai Airshow 2017: Focus on Airbus Defence and Space

Fernando Alonso, Head of Military Aircraft at Airbus Defence and Space, provides an overview of the products and technologies on display at the 2017 Dubai Airshow.

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18 September 2017

AIRBUS DS PROTEUS

Supporting efficient delivery of resilient, secure services and is inherently flexible to meet today’s and tomorrow’s needs. Designed for fixed, land mobile, airborne and maritime platforms, Proteus delivers maximum bandwidth efficiency and data throughput while offering robust protection against threats and interception.

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22 June 2017

Meet the Expert: Fernando Ciria, Head of Marketing ISR and Tactical Air Lifter - WEB

During Paris Air Show, we sit with Fernando Ciria, Head of Marketing Light & Medium & ISR to talk about the C295 capabilities. He also gives us a hint on the Brazilian C295 World tour.

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21 June 2017

Eurofighter capabilities

The Eurofighter is the world's most advanced new generation multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft available on the market.

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21 June 2017

Eurofighter - swing-role fighter

The Eurofighter Typhoon is the world's most modern Swing-Role Fighter.

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21 June 2017

C295W North America Tour

During its North America tour, C295W covered around 16,000 kilometres. The tour included stops in Mexico, Canada and USA.

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21 June 2017

C295 African Tour

Today’s Armed Forces have increasing demands for various air transport missions. And no matter what the requirements for an operation are, the C295 stands ready to conduct its mission successfully.

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21 June 2017

C295 ISR

C295 Intelligence and Surveillance (ISR) is equipped with a tactical system proven during ISR/ASW missions, and under-wing stations to carry weapons and other stores.

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21 June 2017

C295 water bomber

Today’s Armed Forces have increasing demands for various air transport missions. And no matter what the requirements for an operation are, the C295 stands ready to conduct its mission successfully.

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21 June 2017

A400M - strategic and tactical capabilities

The A400M is the airlifter designed to meet the needs of the World's Armed Forces in the 21st Century.

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21 June 2017

A400M tanker loading static display

At Paris Air Show, a demo of a tanker loading in A400M of French Air Force on static display.

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19 June 2017

A330MRTT AMUG

The A330 MRTT is the only new-generation Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft fully certified, in operational service and combat proven now.

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19 June 2017

A330 MRTT

The A330 MRTT is the most capable Tanker/ Transporter currently available. It carries more passengers and more freight than any competitor whilst concurrently performing its refueling mission. Also, its tank capacity is sufficient to supply the required fuel quantities without the need for any additional reservoirs.

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19 June 2017

Eurofighter Captor-E radar

The Captor-E Radar of the Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the only radar on a fighter aircraft that combines a 2-axis repositioner with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. This leads to an increase of the detection angle to 150 Degrees, while existing radars are tied to a 120 Degrees angle.

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Latest Defence News

Taking to the skies aboard the Eurofighter Typhoon

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Airbus wins telephony contract from the French Ministry of the Armed Forces

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Flexing its muscles: the A400M Atlas is proven in service as Germany’s 15th aircraft is delivered

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New top management appointed at Airbus China

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A400M refuels six F-18 fighters in one flight

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PZL Warszawa-Okęcie to modernise Polish Air Force Orlik TC-I training aircraft

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