Airbus is showcasing its leading range of products and services in the defence, space, secure communications and helicopter segments at the DSEI exhibition at Excel, London from 14-17 September.
The Airbus stand features models of the A400M new generation airlifter and Skynet 6A military communications satellite, plus a large new model of the H175M medium transport helicopter.
Visitors can learn more about Airbus Helicopters’ H175M-based proposal to meet the United Kingdom’s New Medium Helicopter (NMH) needs.
Airbus’ expertise in secure communications is a key theme at DSEI including the Skynet military satellite communications capability. Airbus is focusing on the UK MOD’s future milsatcom requirements including leading the consortium for future Skynet services with its partners KBR, Leidos, Northrop Grumman and QinetiQ.
New developments in secure communications feature beyond line of sight (BLOS) through the rotor blade communications showcasing Airbus’ Proteus Unity Satellite Modem System. This new lightweight system utilises an adaptive waveform that ‘senses’ the blade position with no input from the platform itself, and adapts the transmission to always provide optimum communications.
In the Multi Domain Combat Cloud, Airbus is demonstrating how they are making multi-domain operations a reality. Airbus representatives will be joining expert panels including “Industry’s role in delivering the Digital Backbone and unleashing the power of Defence’s data” and “Army Warfighting Experiment: Harnessing technology to prepare for complex future warfare”.
DSEI features Team ICELUS, which brings Airbus, Fujitsu and Thales UK together to work collaboratively on the upcoming Systems Integrator (SI) opportunity for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), Land Environment Tactical Communications and Information Systems program, known as LE TacCIS.
The LE TacCIS program consists of multiple sub-programs and projects with the aim of delivering the next generation of tactical military communications in the land environment, providing the means to make informed and timely decisions enabled by agile Communication Information Systems (CIS).
In May 2021, Airbus reached its 100th A400M delivery in the same week the A400M global fleet achieved the landmark of 100,000 flight-hours performing missions worldwide for all nine customer nations, including: Belgium, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Spain, Turkey and the UK.