Airbus Defence and Space and Sapura Secured Technologies have signed a collaboration agreement to establish a long-term co-operation in the field of C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). It includes the joint development of key products in the field of planning and data fusion systems for armed forces digitalisation and its commercialisation in the Asia Pacific (APAC) market.
“Airbus Defence and Space is very pleased to have been selected for establishing a long-term partnership with Sapura Secured Technologies. This confirms our strategy in Malaysia and our ambition for Airbus Defence and Space’s cooperation with strategic partners in Malaysia. Furthermore, we are looking at extending the partnership beyond Malaysia to address future business and market development activities in the C4ISR global market,” states Christian Scherer, EVP Sales and Marketing, Airbus Defence and Space.
Mr. Zarif Hashim, CEO Sapura Secured Technologies, said: “This collaboration will enable Sapura to leverage on Airbus Defence and Space proven C4ISR technology to develop world class C4ISR solutions for our customers. Our joint development activities will reinforce Sapura’s leadership in advanced engineering technology and system integration competency to aggregate multiple systems and information onto one intelligent and interactive operational platform. Our ambition is to jointly develop solutions that could address future C4ISR requirements beyond our borders.”
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40 000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.
Sapura Secured Technologies is a leading innovator of mission critical systems with strong focus on R&D. The company is spearheading several national programs in Malaysia and exporting products and services globally. It provides solutions and services to defence & security, law enforcement, public safety and first responder agencies. The company is part of Sapura Group, which operates in more than 15 countries with revenue of approximately US$2 billion per year.