Media release: ADS Defence & Security and Danish company Terma join forces in security electronics


Successful cooperation to be extended

New business opportunities worldwide
20 July 2010 – EADS Defence & Security (DS) and the leading Danish defense company Terma will extend their established cooperation in the field of security and defense electronics.

During Farnborough International Airshow, EADS Defence & Security and Terma signed a cooperation agreement in order to jointly explore business opportunities in the fields of aircraft survivability equipment, radar and other electronics equipment. The cooperation will include joint marketing activities worldwide with special focus on activities in the U.S. The two companies already have cooperated successfully for several years.
“EADS Defence & Security and Terma capitalize on a long-standing experience in sophisticated security electronics”, explained Bernd Wenzler, CEO of Defence Electronics, an integrated activity of DS. “As proven by our track record in this area, the combination of our skills provides customers with optimal cost-efficient solutions.”

As a comment upon the cooperation, Terma’s President & CEO Jens Maaløe stated: “The cooperation between Terma and EADS Defence & Security has proven to be very successful. With this agreement, the existing cooperation is further intensified and expanded to also include our international group locations in other markets such as North America. With this approach, we can jointly compete for further market shares worldwide.”

The companies are currently working jointly on the electronic self-protection system of the Royal Danish Airforce F-16 fighter aircraft. This system comprises DS’ MILDS® F sensors (MILDS F = Missile Launch Detection System for Fighter) and Terma’s Pylon Integrated Dispenser System (PIDS+), the Electronic Combat Integrated Pylon System (ECIPS+) and the AN/ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management System (EWMS).

About EADS Defence & Security

EADS Defence & Security (DS) is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2009, DS – with around 21,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.4 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. In 2009, EADS generated revenues of € 42.8 billion and employed a workforce of about 119,000.

About Terma

Terma develops products and systems for defense, non-defense, and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry. The company has a total staff of 1.250 and realized 2009/10 revenues of DKK 1.1 billion. Terma A/S is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark, and maintains international subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany, the U.S., and Singapore.

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Pursuing new business opportunities: Jens Maalö, President & CEO Terma (left hand side) and Bernd Wentler, EADS Defence & Security.


EADS Defence & Security

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