Airbus and OCCAR sign the Eurodrone contract

(To Leonardo)

Airbus and the Organization for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) signed the global contract Eurodrone, which includes the development and production of 20 systems and 5 years of initial in-service support. Airbus Defense and Space GmbH, prime contractor, has signed on behalf of the three main subcontractors (Major Sub-Contractors, MSC), namely Airbus Defense and Space SAU in Spain, Dassault Aviation in France and Leonardo SpA in Italy. For its part, OCCAR has signed on behalf of the four nations involved in the launch of the program, namely Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

“Today's announcement marks an important milestone for the European Nations - underlined Lucio Valerio Cioffi, General Manager of Leonardo - and confirms the determination and the important results that the Industrial Partners have achieved in facing the challenges that accompany the development of a complex and strategic European defense and security program. Eurodrone will provide the Armed Forces with high performance and an autonomous operating system, representing a key element of the European Defense Industry as well as a unique opportunity to demonstrate our very high technological skills and competences that derive from decades of European collaboration on military programs. Eurodrone will help support key skills and employment in Europe, providing the Armed Forces with independent, high-performance operating systems for the years to come ".