: MBDA France
D2 - allée 3 / 304 20/22 rue Grange Dame Rose78140 VELIZYFrance
Tel.: 01 34 88 22 50Fax: 01 34 88 18 18Website:Resp. de l'Entreprise :M. Marwan LAHOUD(CEO)Contact Commercial :M. Jean-Claude RAMES
Owners: MBDA is jointly owned by BAE SYSTEMS (37.5%), EADS (37.5%) and FINMECCANICA (25%
Comments: MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems is a multi-national group with over 10,000 employees in France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany. MBDA has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - BAE Systems (37.5%), EADS (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%), and is the first truly integrated company in its industry in Europe. With a turnover of 3 billion euros in 2007, the Group produced over 3,000 missiles during the year, with an order book of 13.1 billion euros and over 90 customers worldwide.MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and Great Britain. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of German subsidiary EADS/LFK, in March 2006, enriching MDBA?s range of technologies and products and consolidating the Group?s world-leading position in its industry. MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 30 in development.MBDA has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe, and has succeeded in becoming the prime contractor for a series of strategic multi-national programmes. In parallel to these large cooperative programmes, MBDA?s name is inseparable from a large number of systems which have strengthened its reputation as an unrivalled leader and which the company has further developed into a number of innovations: the Exocet naval missile, which is the leading naval superiority weapon worldwide, which is being advanced into an unequalled MM40 Block-3 version with successful qualification firing tests since 2006. The MICA air-to-air missile, which is in service in a great number of air forces, is now being deployed in a land and naval-based vertical launch version; the VL MICA, which has already received export orders.The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products, but it also guarantees customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet the constantly changing specifications from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the partner of choice in the defence sector for many countries around the world.