The German-Japanese Defence and Security Technology Forum in Japan showed that the long-standing cooperation between Japan and Germany is one key to gaining technological advantages and success in the challenging market.
Airbus has had a close relationship with Japan for over 50 years and is looking to further develop these ties, offering mutual benefits for both the Japanese and European aerospace industries. The German-Japanese Defence and Security Technology Forum in Tokyo on September 26 and 27 was just such an opportunity.
Stéphane Ginoux, President of Airbus Japan, says: “In July, Japan and Germany signed an agreement concerning the transfer of defence equipment and technology. We are confident that Airbus’ industry-leading technology would make a great contribution in the fields of defence and security in Japan.”
Francois Begaud, Vice President of business development in Japan for Defence and Space, added: “The long-standing cooperation between Japan and Germany is one key to gaining technological advantages that will benefit both sides. Our participation in this forum helps to deepen the understanding of our technological capabilities and support service solutions.”
Airbus at the Forum
During the two-day event, Defence and Space introduced a wide range of products and services. This included its combat aircraft heritage and advanced areas of expertise, including in-service support capabilities for military aircraft such as electronic warfare testing and engineering support.
Other topics included the SpaceDataHighway, TESAT’s laser communications terminal, WorldSAR constellation and DeckFinder. Marc-Oliver Sawinsky, Manager Tornado GE/IT Weapons and Future Programs, Uli Fingerle, Sales Director Eurofighter, and Joerg Herrmann, Senior Manager EDRS Program from the company also presented the latest innovations such as EDRS-A service availability, and progress on on-going initiatives with SKY Perfect JSAT and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.