MBDA

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MBDA
Industry Defence
Founded December 2001
Headquarters
Key people
Antoine Bouvier (CEO)
Products Missiles, missiles systems, countermeasures, countermining
Revenue Increase 3.0 billion (2016)[2]
Number of employees
>10,000
Parent Airbus (37.5%)
BAE Systems (37.5%)
Leonardo (25%)
Divisions MBDA Deutschland GmbH
MBDA Inc.
Subsidiaries Matra Électronique
Website mbda-systems.com

MBDA is a European developer and manufacturer of missiles.[3][4] It was formed by a merger of French Aérospatiale-Matra Missiles (of EADS, now Airbus), Italian Alenia Marconi Systems (now Leonardo) and British Matra BAe Dynamics (of BAE Systems) in December 2001.[5] In 2016 the company had more than 10,000 employees. In 2016, MBDA recorded orders for €4.7 bn and an order book of 15.9 bn. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

History

Shareholders, as of 2018:

  United Kingdom BAE Systems (37.5%)
  Italy Leonardo (25%)

The consolidation of Europe's missile companies began in 1996, when parts of Matra Defense and BAe Dynamics merged their missile activities to form Matra BAe Dynamics (MBD). Matra BAe Dynamics represented half of Matra Hautes Technologies' missile business; the other half was Matra Missiles, which became Aérospatiale-Matra Missiles (AMM). Then, Matra group merged with Aérospatiale in 1999. In 2000, Aérospatiale-Matra became part of EADS.[citation needed]

In 1998, GEC-Marconi Radar and Defence Systems and Alenia Difesa combined their missile and radar activities to form Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS). In 1999 GEC-Marconi (renamed Marconi Electronic Systems) was sold to British Aerospace and became part of the merged company, BAE Systems.[citation needed]

In December 2001, MBD (including AMM) and the Missile and Missile Systems activities of AMS merged, creating MBDA.[6] In June 2005, LFK, a unit of EADS Defence and Security Systems, agreed to be merged into MBDA. On 1 March 2006, LFK became MBDA Germany. ON 9 May 2012, the LFK-Lenkflugkörpersysteme GmbH became MBDA Deutschland GmbH. Since February 2002, MBDA has owned 40% of Inmize Sistemas S.L., a Spanish company which was formed to integrate the experience and technology of the major Spanish defense companies in the guided weapons sector. As AMS had R&D assets located in California, MBDA also managed to acquire development and production facilities in the United States, choosing to operate in the country as a wholly owned subsidiary, called MBDA Inc.[4] In December 2011, MBDA Inc acquired the Viper Strike activity of Northrop Grumman in Huntsville, Alabama.[citation needed]

Products

Overall, the group has 45 products in service and 15 more in development. MBDA's products include:

Locations

References

  1. ^ "Legal - MBDA". 
  2. ^ "MBDA Financial". Retrieved 2017-12-17. 
  3. ^ MBDA • European centres of excellence Archived 2010-12-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b c d e MBDA Inc. US Division Corporate Page Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  6. ^ "EADS, BAE and Finmeccanica Complete MBDA Merger". Defense Daily International. 2001-12-21. 

External links

  • MBDA website
  • MBDA Presents Multiple Solutions For Modern Combat Missions : Meteor, Marte, MMP, Exocet on airrecognition.com
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