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Airbus Group (www.airbus-group.com) is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2013, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters - generated revenues of £50.3 billion (XRT €1.18) and employed a workforce of around 144,000. This includes a 17,000-strong British workforce and a UK turnover of close to £2.5 billion, making the Group a major contributor to the UK economy.
The Group builds on a proud 100-year British heritage united under a common brand. Airbus designs and builds its aircraft wings in the UK. Airbus Defence and Space is the UK’s largest space company; the biggest supplier of large aircraft to the RAF and a world-leader in cyber security. As Britain’s civil helicopter hub, Airbus Helicopters holds 55% of the UK’s offshore oil and gas helicopter market and is a key supplier to the Ministry of Defence.
Airbus Group’s 450 apprentices, collaborations with more than 20 British universities and annual spend of £500M in UK R&D make it a champion of UK innovation and skills.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernisation to customers worldwide.
With headquarters in falls Church, Virginia, near Washington D.C., the company has a growing international presence and maintains a network of regional offices and local businesses serving customers in key international markets in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Australia regions.
In Europe, Northrop Grumman is among the leading defence and security suppliers with more than 2,200 employees and significant long-established businesses in the U.K. France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. We offer the best of our U.S. and European R&D and technology to deliver solutions that help solve our customers’ defence and security challenges.
Calling on our global experience and 100-year European heritage, we provide everything from satellite payloads, to maritime command and control systems, synthetic training, special mission aircraft, land vehicle maintenance, repair and overhaul, unmanned air systems, tactical communications and much more for our European customers.
Northrop Grumman has extensive involvement in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a specialist in massive intelligence datasets, as the pre-eminent provider of high altitude long endurance unmanned air systems, or as the natural ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator.