Airbus Group SE News

ISC West 2021 returns to Las Vegas, as the first major in-person security & public safety event held successfully in 2021

ISC West 2021, in collaboration with premier sponsor, Security Industry Association (SIA), took place last week from July 19-21, 2021, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, in Las Vegas, serving to accelerate market recovery and re-define the roadmap ahead for the security & public safety industry, after a year-plus hiatus of large scale, in-person events. ISC West 2021 Noting the buzz of positive energy, enthusiasm and excitement throughout the three-day event, ISC West customers tes...

Major defence industries and CEOs, Presidents, VPs and Directors of major companies to be present at DEFEA 2021

The largest defence industries in the world were represented at a very high level at the DEFEA 2021 security event. Presidents, Vice Presidents, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and General Directors of companies, such as Dassault Aviation, MBDA, Damen, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, Naval Group, ARQUUS, Ceska Zbrojovka, Thales, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Nexter, IAI, IWI, ELBIT, Boeing and BAE were present at the exhibition and made flattering comments about the organising of DEFEA, and the contact...

Leonardo attains position of prime contractor for Qatar’s NH90 helicopter programme

The Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 helicopter programme marked a major milestone last week with first flights performed in Italy and France. The first NH90 NATO frigate helicopter (NFH), assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, and the first tactical troop transport (TTH) over-land aircraft, assembled at Airbus Helicopters’ Marignane site, took to the air on 15th and 18th of December respectively. The flights allowed crews to evaluate general handling and basic systems a...

Leonardo gets contract for advanced study phase of the ESA SFR robotic arms for the NASA ‘Mars Sample Return’ mission

Mars robotic exploration is at the heart of the latest international space missions. Leonardo is involved in the study of cutting edge robotic systems which can contribute to the discovery of the Red Planet’s secrets. ‘Mars Sample Return’ mission For the NASA ‘Mars Sample Return’ campaign, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), Leonardo has been awarded a contract with Airbus for the advanced study phase (Advanced B2) of the ESA Sample Fetch Rover&...

Leonardo photovoltaic panels for JUICE mission of the Cosmic Vision interplanetary space program ready for deployment

The ten photovoltaic panels for the JUICE mission (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) are ready. JUICE is the most ambitious mission of the Cosmic Vision space programme of the European Space Agency (ESA), for which the Italian Space Agency (ASI) participates with an important contribution. Leonardo photovoltaic panels Airbus, as the prime contractor, is developing and building the JUICE spacecraft. Leonardo will deliver the panels to Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands, which is developing the sola...

NAVBLUE offers operational support for the Take-Off Surveillance 2 function for Airbus’ A320 and A330 aircrafts

NAVBLUE is the first data service provider (DSP) to operationally support Take-Off Surveillance 2 (TOS 2) for Airbus’ A320 and A330 aircraft families. TOS 2 is an Airbus avionics function designed to monitor aircraft position, with respect to the runway and calculate the lift-off distance with all engines running, to check whether the aircraft can safely take-off. TOS 2 avionics relies on accurate information stored in the navigation database (NDB). TOS 2 warnings will be available only a...

HENSOLDT to provide EuroGrid Tactical Mission Computer (ETMC) for Airbus helicopters

The independent sensor house HENSOLDT has been commissioned by Airbus Helicopters to provide the EuroGrid Tactical Mission Computer (ETMC) for helicopters with new functions. The two-year further development contract includes a guarantee for the acquisition of 200 production units in the subsequent years. The new ETMC generation, ETMC-NG, will be based on the computer which HENSOLDT has delivered for a long time to Airbus Helicopters for integration into the NH90, Tiger and CH-53 helicopters....

Airbus appoints Andrew Forbes as Head of Middle-East, North-Africa regions for Secure Land Communications

To maintain the growth and development of the Middle-Eastern and North-African advanced communications and collaboration solution markets, Airbus has appointed Andrew Forbes as the new Head of the Middle East and North-Africa region of Secure Land Communications. As of the 2nd of September, he has replaced Selim Bouri who has moved on to another position within Airbus. Tetra technology expert Andrew Forbes will build on Airbus’s strong performances in delivering the latest Tetra technolo...

Airbus unveils high-frequency range TH9 Tetra radio for the Middle East and Asian markets

The TH9 has now added 800MHz to its band portfolio of operation. The 800 MHz version was presented to the public during the opening day of Critical Communications World exhibition in Kuala Lumpur on the 18th June. TH9 Tetra radio The TH9 is a renowned Airbus Tetra radio for field use and specially designed for mission critical users such as police forces and security staff whom require rugged radios for their daily operations. This robust radio allows sharp, powerful and stable secure communic...

Airbus’ Dabat Hybrid Roaming communication solution with Switchover Technology to debut at CWC 2019

Airbus’ new development, Dabat Hybrid Roaming, makes its grand entrance during the Critical Communications World 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. The new solution, a unique combination between Airbus’ Tactilon Dabat hybrid terminal and the Tactilon Agnet 800 Solution, will bring ease and simplicity to daily operations thanks to state-of-the-art seamless switchover technology. The new solution will extend and secure end users’ operations by maximising the benefits of hybrid network communi...

Soliton wins the Airbus Critical Apps Challenge Belgium for encrypted live streaming video app

Soliton Systems has been named as the winner of the Airbus Critical Apps Challenge Belgium at the recent Astrid event in Brussels. With their new Zao Android App, Soliton has developed an encrypted live streaming video app that can operate on the new Airbus Tactilon Dabat device. Airbus is a pioneer in aeronautics, space and related services with their Defence and Space group as innovators in providing secure communication devices for government agencies that include emergency services. The Tac...

Airbus to showcase smart naval solutions for safer oceans at Euronaval 2018

Airbus will be showcasing a myriad of smart solutions for safer oceans at 2018's Euronaval event in Paris. The portfolio presented will range from maritime awareness centres, secure seamless communications services, through satellites and related services, to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, aircraft and helicopters. Airbus’ uniquely broad maritime portfolio enables customers to make the right decision and act at the right time, capitalising on 50 years of experience in the maritime domain. The...