KOBLENZ/FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany -- EADS is to supply the German army with software valued at EUR 23 million for its modern “army command and control information system” (FüInfoSys Heer), a system designed to equip the army with a comprehensive range of highly mobile battlefield and command-post facilities over the next few years.
This is a major step towards enhancing the army’s command strength while satisfying both the new NATO requirements and the German army’s extended range of missions. The new system will be introduced from 2007 onwards, starting with the army’s active units.
It will help to create an integrated control structure encompassing all levels of military command, from the division echelons right down to troop level, thus enhancing the army’s capacity for network-centric operations. The army command and control information system represents a major contract for EADS, securing jobs at the EADS Friedrichshafen/Immenstaad site for a long time to come, and upholding core skills in this area of defence technology. The Defence and Communications Systems (DCS) Business Unit is the “Systems House” of EADS and is an integrated part of the EADS Defence and Security Systems Division (DS).
DS, with revenues of about EUR 5.2 billion in 2003 and roughly 24,000 employees across nine nations, forms the defence pole within EADS. It offers integrated systems solutions to the new challenges confronting armed forces and homeland security units. It is active in the areas of military aircraft, missile systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems with manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), battlefield management systems, defence electronics, sensors and avionics, and related services.