09 Feb 06. The EADS Defence & Security Systems (DS) Division has been reorganised in order to further promote integration and increase efficiency. The Division will focus more intensively on its national customers and markets. This is being reflected in the new organisation.
“We need to become more profitable and DS must generate more growth. At the same time, we are confronted with stagnant budgets in EADS’ home markets, and the pressure from competitors in our export markets has risen sharply. In future, we intend to grow in a profitable manner, both organisationally and by actively participating in the consolidation process of our industry. DS will thus be better prepared to make a significant contribution to EADS` results in future”, stated Dr. Stefan Zoller, member of the Executive Committee of EADS and CEO of Defence & Security Systems.
In the new structure, there will be a balance between national tasks and operational units: in addition to their operational tasks, the DS Board members will also assume responsibility for divisional transversal tasks such as national key accounts or divisional central units like the “System Design Centre”. In this way, the new DS structure provides a respective central point of contact for the national customers. Furthermore, the sales and marketing organization will be centralised, enabling DS to present itself to the customer with a more harmonised approach in future – through increased cooperation between all those involved in sales and marketing in both the home and export markets. In addition to this, central functions will be integrated at DS level, thus creating synergies and savings. By relocating the “System Design Centre” to division level, it will be more accessible for all the DS and EADS Business Units.
The organizational structures in the Business Units “Defence and Communications Systems” and “Defence Electronics” are being streamlined. The “Military Aircraft” Business Unit had already considerably expanded its portfolio in 2005 and is now being supplemented by an optimized structure and the new name “Military Air Systems”. In the field of missiles, LFK will be integrated into MBDA in which EADS, together with BAE Systems and Finmeccanica, continues to be a shareholder – as also in Eurofighter GmbH. Additionally, each Business Unit will lead operative parts of the Services business, thus further developing the activities in this area. Additionally, a centre of competence for Services is being created. In this way, the capacities for future cooperative models with the customers will be strengthened.
On February 6th EADS DS will be launching and demonstrating the new NetCOS UK (Network Centric Operations Simulation) capability in Newport, South Wales, UK, on Friday 10th February 2006. NetCOS UK forms part of Europe’s widest and most advanced virtual world simulation network across country borders providing advanced simulation and modeling to dispersed user groups – critical in today’s global community. NetCOS delivers the capability to simulate, model and test military scenarios, homeland security procedures and large event management. EADS DS would like to invite you to attend the launch and see first hand the powerful simulation and modeling capability of NetCOS. Tony Bagnall Head of NetCOS UK and Chief Concept Architect, EADS DS UK, will be available for briefings to discuss in detail the benefits and uses of NetCOS and what this latest technology means for EADS DS UK.
EADS Defence & Security Systems, with revenues of about €5.4bn in
2004 and roughly 23,000 employees across ten nations, forms the defence and security pillar 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 sy