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Airbus launches production of Zephyr pseudo satellite

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Airbus Defence and Space has opened the production line for its Zephyr high altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS), and unveiled the production Zephyr...

Airbus Defence and Space offering new satellite solutions to South Africa

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Airbus Defence and Space is rolling out a range of satellite-based solutions, from intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance to command and control, and...

Overberg Test Range hosts first flight of jet-propelled UAV

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Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) used Denel's Overberg Test Range (OTR) for the successful testing of a new aircraft type that will...

Forty-two A400Ms in service

Had South Africa remained a risk-sharing partner in the A400M project the SA Air Force (SAAF) could conceivably by now have had...

Airbus Defence and Space appoints four new executive committee members

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As part of its reorganisation following the division's strategy update, Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Jana Rosenmann, Grazia Vittadini, Bernhard Brenner and Peter...

PAZ to extend Airbus radar satellites constellation for improved monitoring capabilities...

Hisdesat's PAZ will be positioned in the same orbit as TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, and form a high-resolution SAR satellite constellation with them. PAZ, the satellite...

PAZ to extend Airbus radar satellites constellation for improved monitoring capabilities...

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PAZ, the satellite owned by the Spanish company, Hisdesat, will soon increase the monitoring resources of the Airbus radar satellites constellation. Following its launch during...

Airbus partners with Bird.i for easy access to fresh earth observation...

The partnership will allow real-time online visualisation of Airbus Defence and Space's freshest Pleiades and SPOT satellite images.Airbus Defence and Space has closed a...

Airbus partners with Bird.i for easy access to fresh earth observation...

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Airbus Defence and Space has closed a partnership agreement with Bird.i, a global platform for accessing the world's best satellite, airborne and drone imagery. The...

Airbus and Namibia to set up virtual space data centre

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Airbus and the Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST) have agreed to collaborate in establishing a Virtual Space Data Centre in...

Airbus providing satellite communications for EU missions in Mali, Niger and...

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Airbus Defence and Space is providing satellite communications systems for European Union military training missions in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) as well as...

Mali receives C295W

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Mali's Air Force has received the single C295W it ordered in early 2016, with the aircraft arriving in the capital Bamako. The winglet-equipped...

Nigerian Air Force interested in purchasing C295W

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The Nigerian Air Force is looking at procuring the C295W light transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, with a delegation from...

Mali preparing for delivery of C295W

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Mali will soon receive its first C295W transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, as the aircraft is currently undergoing pre-delivery test...

Mali and Egypt to receive C295s this year

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This year Mali will receive a single C295 and Egypt will take delivery of the remaining three of 24 examples it has...

SpaceDataHighway: first laser transmission of an image taken by Sentinel 1A...

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EDRS-A, the first relay satellite for the EDRS-SpaceDataHighway programme, launched on 30 January 2016, successfully transmitted the first image taken by the Sentinel 1A...

SpaceDataHighway: first laser transmission of an image taken by Sentinel 1A...

The progress made in the testing of the first SpaceDataHighway satellite confirms the operational start of service for July 2016.EDRS-A, the first relay satellite...

Airbus Defence and Space opens ground station in Australia for its...

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* Her Excellency Menna Rawlings CMG, British High Commissioner to Australia, officially opened the facility on 16 May 2016.* Adelaide formally becomes a vital...

Airbus Defence and Space opens ground station in Australia for its...

The satellite ground station has been established in Adelaide to land Airbus Defence and Space's Skynet secure military satellite communications.  * Her Excellency Menna Rawlings...

Airbus Defence and Space will provide German armed forces with commercial...

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Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract worth 113.8 million euros by the procurement agency of German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) to provide...

Mali orders single C295W

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Mali has ordered a single C295W transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, which will deliver the aircraft in the second half...

Two C295s going to Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea has acquired two C295s from Airbus Defence and Space. One will be used for troop transport and the other for...

Airbus seeing strong interest in its counter-UAV technology

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Airbus Defence and Space has developed new technology to counter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) threats and has already delivered some systems to...

Egypt seeking 12 A400Ms

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The Egyptian Air Force is seeking up to 12 A400Ms to grow its transport aircraft fleet, according to Spanish sources. On 5 October...

Airbus provided satellite imagery for Exercise Oxide

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Airbus Defence and Space supplied geo-intelligence maritime security support to the South African Maritime Safety Agency (Samsa) for Exercise Oxide between the...

Airbus hoping for additional A400M customers within 24 months

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Egypt could be one of the new customers Airbus Defence and Space is hoping it will sign up in the next 24...

Airbus perfecting passive radar

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European defence giant Airbus Defence and Space is developing a passive radar system that will soon be available to customers. Active radars have...

Airbus Defence and Space provides Tetra network to Sharjah International Airport...

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Airbus Defence and Space will equip Sharjah International Airport in the UAE with a modern Tetra (terrestrial trunked radio) communications network. The...

Airbus Defence and Space upgrades Tetra digital radio network at Vattenfall...

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Vattenfall Europe Mining, in Cottbus, commissioned PBIT, a local value-added reseller of Airbus Defence and Space, to modernise its company-wide Tetra digital radio network....

SPOT 6 and 7 satellite imagery now available at SANSA

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Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) has installed a SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellite Direct Receiving Station (DRS) at the South African...

Denel Aerostructures receives additional A400M work contract

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Denel Aerostructures (DAe) has received another work package, to supply cargo door toes for the Airbus Defence and Space A400M airlifter, bringing...

Skynet 5A satellite starts move eastwards

The relocation will extend the Skynet constellation coverage and services, providing near-global military X-band and UHF coverage.Airbus Defence and Space has announced the planned 67 000km move...

Skynet 5A satellite starts move eastwards

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Airbus Defence and Space has announced the planned 67 000km move of the Skynet 5A satellite over the Asia-Pacific region is on track. The...

Denel ISM upgrading Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre in conjunction with...

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In its first new project, Denel Integrated Systems & Maritime (Denel ISM), supported by Airbus Defence and Space, is equipping the South...

Airbus talking to SAAF on A400M, A330MRTT and C295

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Airbus is briefing the South African Air Force (SAAF) on several of its aircraft, namely the A330MRTT, A400M and C295, to meet...

A400M crashes in Spain killing four

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An Airbus A400M military transport crashed outside Seville on Saturday, killing four test crew and prompting Britain and Germany to ground Europe's...

Airbus Defence and Space launches satellite data management solution for machine-to-machine...

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Airbus Defence and Space has launched Proximity M2M, an enhanced global M2M (machine-to-machine) management solution that provides complete visibility and control of satellite data...

Kurt Rossner appointed head of A400M Programme

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Following the reorganisation of the A400M Programme already announced earlier, Kurt Rossner, currently head of Light & Medium & Derivatives within Military Aircraft, has...

Kurt Rossner appointed head of A400M Programme

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Rossner will report directly to Fernando Alonso, head of Military Aircraft within Airbus Defence and Space.Following the reorganisation of the A400M Programme already announced...

Philippines Air Force takes delivery of its first C295

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The Philippines Air Force has taken delivery of the first of three Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft ordered from Airbus Defence and Space. The aircraft...

Philippines Air Force takes delivery of its first C295

The C295 from Airbus Defence and Space will play a key role in the modernisation of the force's transport fleet.The Philippines Air Force has taken...

Airbus Defence and Space selects Arianespace to launch EDRS-C satellite

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Airbus Defence and Space and Arianespace have reached an agreement for the launch of EDRS-C, which is the second geostationary satellite of the SpaceDataHighway...

Airbus Defence and Space provides UK MOD with satellite airtime for...

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The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has selected Airbus Defence and Space to provide satellite airtime for air and ground tracking of ground assets...

Airbus Defence and Space provides UK MOD with satellite airtime for...

The UK Ministry of Defence has selected the company to provide satellite airtime for air and ground tracking of ground assets and helicopters.The UK Ministry of...

New alliance to boost SA’s electronic warfare capabilities

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Denel has joined forces with local specialist company, GEW Technologies, owned by Airbus, to collaborate on future electronic warfare programmes. The new alliance will significantly...

New alliance to boost SA’s electronic warfare capabilities

Denel has joined forces with GEW Technologies, owned by Airbus, to collaborate on future electronic warfare programmes.Denel has joined forces with local specialist company,...

Air Force and Navy part of Western Cape firefighting effort

The South African Air Force and Navy provided much-needed assistance during last week's devastating fires in the Western Cape. Also in on...

‘Keeping professionals connected when it matters most’

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In accordance with the motto: "Keeping professionals connected when it matters most", Airbus Defence and Space held the 24th edition of its customer event,...

‘Keeping professionals connected when it matters most’

The Secure Communications Network Operators and Users Conference took place in Cannes, from 4 to 5 March.In accordance with the motto: "Keeping professionals connected...

European Data Relay System confirms services for Copernicus in co-operation with...

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Following the recent decision confirming the ESA-Airbus Defence and Space European Data Relay System partnership, agreement has been reached with the European Commission for...