Defence

Defence

In today’s increasingly complex threat environment, Airbus brings interoperable and collaborative solutions to ensure superiority for combat systems across the five operational domains: land, air, sea, space and cyber.

Airbus combines more than 50 years of field-proven technology with next-generation systems-of-systems architecture in providing a more digitalised, more collaborative and agile operating environment.

Airbus know-how is underscored by its prime contractor role for Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS) – a network of manned and unmanned platforms from fighter and drones to satellites; its development of the Multi-Domain Combat Cloud (MDCC) – a decentralised, cyber-resilient, collaborative information network using cloud-based technologies; and implementation of the Network for the Sky (NFTS) – a resilient global-mesh military communications solution that allows aircraft to be fully part of a high-speed connected battlespace.

The company’s world-class portfolio of products includes the Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role combat aircraft; the A400M, C295 and CN235 airlifters; the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport; along with robust, dependable unmanned aerial systems (UAS). For networks and systems, Airbus’ secure and resilient communications capabilities provide comprehensive bandwidth and best-in-class capabilities. 

Orders & Deliveries

Total Orders  1889
Total Deliveries  1679
Total in operation  1345

Our Defence Portfolio

A400M

A400M

Delivery to the point of need

A330 MRTT RAAF Refuelling F 18

A330 MRTT

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

Meteor missile

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

Multi-Domain Superiority

At a time of drastic change, and in a highly interconnected and competitive world, new threats to our way of life are emerging.Modern and future combat systems need to adapt to this new form of danger. Capabilities to overpower adversaries as diverse as local asymmetric forces, global stateless organizations or new hostile technologically-advanced countries, rely on network-enhanced collaboration combat systems. Whether at home or in an operational theatre, excellence is needed to ensure Multi-Domain Superiority.

Future Combat Air System

Future Combat Air System

Multi-Domain Combat Cloud

Multi-Domain Combat Cloud

Security
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Security

Security

Helping to secure people, nations and our environment

Services

Services

Military Aircraft

The Future Combat Air System (FCAS) will create a network of manned and unmanned platforms in the sky from fighter to drones, up to satellites.

Military satellite communications

Unrivalled solutions for military communications

Further topics of interest

How the A400M is built

How the A400M is built

Ein A400M vom Lufttransportgeschwader 62 aus Wunstorf fliegt in der COVID-19 Krise Patienten aus Frankreich / Straßburg aus, am 29.03.2020.
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Military Aircraft missions during the COVID-19 pandemic

History of Airbus Defence

History of Airbus Defence

The Airbus C295 multi-role airlifter has proven its capabilities in life-saving humanitarian missions, including disaster relief operations in Mozambique.

Assisting humanitarian efforts with Airbus’ versatile C295 airlifter

Making our oceans safer

Making our oceans safer

A320neo multi-mission version

A320neo multi-mission version

SmartForce

SmartForce

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A330 MRTT French Air Force

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