ctronic equipment and subsystems addressing the market for surveillance and reconnaissance, military mission management, protection of own forces and critical infrastructures, as well as testing systems and services. Electronic Warfare and Self Defence: DE supplies electronic self-protection systems for aircraft, ships and armoured vehicles, such as laser warning, missile warning and active electronic countermeasure units, including directed infrared countermeasures, self-protection jammers and towed decoys. It has subsystem responsibility for the A400M’s self-protection system, also supplying core EW equipment such as the infrared missile warning system MIRAS. For military mission aircraft, helicopters (NH90, Tiger) and VIP aircraft, DE is developing solutions to counter threats posed by infrared-guided missiles in particular. Avionics: As a major partner in the field of military mission avionics for the A400M, DE assumes subsystem responsibility for mission management and defensive aids. The DE portfolio also comprises avionics equipment, such as digital map units (EuroGrid), flight data recording units and obstacle warning systems for helicopters. In addition, DE is developing multisensor integration and data fusion technology. Sensors: DE is a principal partner in the development of airborne multi-mode radars such as the Captor radar in the Eurofighter programme, and also provides integrated logistics support, maintenance and upgrades. DE is also involved in the technological development and application of next-generation active electronically scanning (AESA) radars for air, naval and ground applications. In the area of air defense, DE produces mid-range radars for ship (TRS-3D) and land (TRML-3D) applications. Test and Services: The Test and Services product range covers the entire life cycle of equipment and systems and includes solutions that rely on test services and systems. MILITARY AIR SYSTEMS (MAS) The MAS business unit specializes in the field of combat air systems — in particular development, production and delivery of the Eurofighter combat aircraft. In addition, MAS produces and tests mission air systems, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). MAS offers corresponding product support, including maintenance, repair and overhaul, modernization, logistics optimization, product-specific training and integrated system support centers. In 2008, MAS finalized the centralization of all German business activities relating to military air systems at a single site in Manching. MAS offers its customers a suite of services associated with operating their military air systems, including maintenance, repair and overhaul, modernization, logistics optimization, product-specific training and integrated system support centers. MISSILE SYSTEMS MBDA, a joint venture between EADS, BAE Systems and Finmecannica, is the missile systems group within the DS division. MBDA offers missile systems and covers a range of solutions for air superiority, land control and sea power missions. The range of MBDA products covers all six principal missile system categories: air-to-air, air-to-surface, ground-to-air, surface-to-air, anti-ship and surface-to-surface. MBDA’s product range also includes a portfolio of airborne countermeasures such as missile warning and decoying systems and decoy dispensers, airborne combat training and countermining systems. Competition: DCS faces competition from Lockheed Martin, Thales, Motorola and General Dynamics. DE’s main competitors in defence electronics are Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Thales, BAE Systems, Galileo Avionica, Indra and Saab. Customers: Key customers primarily include governmental customers, such as MoDs and Ministries of Interior in its home markets of France, Germany and the U.K. DE’s key customers include MoDs, interior ministries, military services, security forces, the in-house EADS systems suppliers and other LSI’s worldwide. Through various joint ventures, participations and partnerships, DE has access to customers in every NATO country, in particular in Germany, France, the U.K., Spain and Italy, and to important export markets, such as the US, Turkey,
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