MBDA to purchase GDI Simulation from Airbus
MBDA is to purchase GDI Simulation from Airbus under an agreement announced on 21 November.
Closing of the deal is subject to regulatory closing conditions.
GDI Simulation is a French company that develops, assembles, integrates and maintains simulation systems for ground vehicles and MBDA battlefield missiles, for the French and foreign armed forces.
The company also has recognised competence in eye-safe laser based systems and provides services and support to the land based training centres of the French Army.
GDI Simulation will continue to operate independently under the ownership of MBDA as a prime contractor to the DGA for simulation systems equipment and as a supplier to MBDA.
Éric Béranger, CEO, MBDA, said: ‘With the acquisition of GDI, MBDA will reinforce its position in training simulation equipment, especially in the battlefield segment, combining MBDA’s expertise in missiles and simulation with GDI Simulation’s industrial capability for development, production and maintenance of training equipment to offer an integrated solution to its domestic and foreign clients.’
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