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News - airbus

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Transport

    A400M (Kazakhstan)

    Programme Background In September 2021, it was announced that Kazakhstan ordered two Airbus A400M aircraft. According to Michael Schoellhorn, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, ‘The A400M ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Sistema RPAS Táctico de Altas Prestaciones (SiRTAP) [Spain]

    Programme Background MoU In 2017, it was announced that Spain was jointly developing a MALE UAV with Colombia to meet the ISR requirement of both ...

  • Military helicopters - transport/heavy lift

    H225M - France

    Programme Background In April 2021, the French government signed a deal for the purchase of eight H225M Airbus helicopters to replace its ageing fleet of SA330 ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Eurodrone (Spain)

    Programme Background Inception (Stage One) The European MALE RPAS programme was launched in September 2016. Germany, Spain, France and Italy had negotiated and agreed, in ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Future Combat Air System (FCAS/SCAF) [France]

    Programme Background The governments of France and Germany have launched the demonstrator phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) with the issue of an ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS) (FCAS) [Germany]

    Programme Background FCAS Project As noted by Airbus, the FCAS project is a tri-nation effort which will be centred around a core Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS), which ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS) (FCAS) [France]

    Programme Background FCAS Project As noted by Airbus, the FCAS project is a tri-nation effort which will be centred around a core Next-Generation Weapon System ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS) (FCAS) [Spain]

    Programme Background FCAS Project As noted by Airbus, the FCAS project is a tri-nation effort which will be centred around a core Next-Generation Weapon System ...

  • Maritime patrol

    Maritime Patrol Aircraft (Malaysia)

    Programme Background In June 2019, The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has confirmed to Shephard that the government has given approval for the service to prepare ...

  • Transport/tanker aircraft

    A330 MRTT [Singapore]

    In February 2020, Airbus and the Singapore government announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of an A330 Smart Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). One Singaporean ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Eurodrone (France)

    Programme Background Inception (Stage One) The European MALE RPAS programme was launched in September 2016. Germany, Spain, France and Italy had negotiated and agreed, in ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Eurodrone (Germany)

    Programme Background Inception (Stage One) The European MALE RPAS programme was launched in September 2016. Germany, Spain, France and Italy had negotiated and agreed, in ...

  • Transport/tanker aircraft

    Strategic Tanker Transport [Canada]

    Programme Background This project will replace the existing fleet capability, including strategic airlift, air-to-air refuelling, Aeromedical Evacuations and Strategic Government of Canada transport. The Strategic ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Sistema RPAS Táctico de Altas Prestaciones (SiRTAP) [Colombia]

    Programme Background MoU In 2017, it was announced that Spain was jointly developing a MALE UAV with Colombia to meet the ISR requirement of both ...

  • Military helicopters - light/training

    TH-73 Advanced Helicopter Training System - AHTS (TH-57 Replacement)

    Contenders for the competition included the Leonardo single engine TH-119 – a military variant of the AW119Kx – and Bell’s newly upgraded single engine 407GXi. ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - HALE

    Zephyr

    Airbus Defence and Space is developing a family of Zephyr solar-powered, high-altitude pseudo-satellites that are capable of flying at 65,000ft. The Zephyr is a world-record-holding ...

  • Military helicopters - multirole

    H175M

    The Airbus H175M is the military variant of the H175, a seven-tonne class aircraft powered by twin PT6C 67E engines. The civilian variants produced by Airbus ...

  • Major networking projects

    Skynet 6 SATCOM

    Skynet 6 is designed to replace Skynet 5. The PFI contract for Skynet 5,  held by Paradigm Secure Communications and Airbus DS, ends in 2022. As ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Airbus Multi-Mission and Transport UAS

    The Airbus Multi-Mission and Transport UAV, or cargo copter, is a rotary-wing cargo-carrying platform that Airbus is developing. The platform has yet to be formally named. The ...

  • Helicopter engines

    LTS101

    The LTS101 was first certified in 1975. Since then, over 2,100 engines have been delivered to customers worldwide, logging over 11 million service hours. The ...

  • Transport

    C295

    The C295 is the largest member of Airbus Defence and Space’s family of medium tactical airlifters and surveillance aircraft. It is a development of the ...

  • Military helicopters - light/training, Military helicopters - multirole

    H135M

    The H135M (formerly known as the EC635 and also designated as H135) is a light utility variant of the EC135 twin-engine, multipurpose 3t helicopter. In ...

  • Air: mission management systems

    Helionix

    The Helionix digital avionics suite was developed from the need for a more powerful avionics system with greater functions and computing capacity, alongside a user-friendly interface. ...

  • Air: AEW/fire control radar

    Captor-E Radar

    Captor-E is a multi-mode AESA pulse-Doppler radar upgrade to the Captor-M, designed for the Eurofighter Typhoon. Captor-E is being developed under a Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH ...

  • Air: transport/tanker simulators

    A400M Training

    Thales is the principal training provider for the Airbus A400M with a contract to provide FFSs and flat-panel trainers. Four A400M FFS and two flat-panel ...

  • Military helicopters - multirole

    H215M

    The H215M (formerly the AS532 ALe) is the most recent addition to the Cougar family.  It is a medium-weight (9t-class), twin-engine helicopter, combining the AS532's ...

  • Military helicopters - multirole

    Bo 105

    The Bo 105 is a twin-engine, multipurpose, light helicopter that was developed in 1963-68. Approximately 37% of the more than 1,400 aircraft built before production ...

  • Air: transport/tanker simulators

    Cargo Hold Trainer - Enhanced

    Rheinmetall provides technology in rear crew training aids for air transport platforms. This includes the Load Master Work Station Trainer (LMWST) and Cargo Hold Trainer ...

  • Military helicopters - multirole

    H145M

    The H145M (formerly known as the EC645 T2) is the military version of the H145 medium-sized (3.7t) helicopter. It is marketed as a multi-role platform ...

  • Transport

    NC212

    The NC212 tactical/utility transport aircraft is a licensed version of the Airbus C212 (see separate entry) assembled by Indonesian Aerospace in Bandung, Indonesia. More than ...