London, 07 September 2021 – Airbus will showcase its leading range of products and services in the defence, space, secure communications and helicopter segments at the DSEi exhibition at Excel, London 14-17 September.
The Airbus stand H6-122 will feature models of the A400M new generation airlifter and Skynet 6A military communications satellite, plus a large new model of the H175M medium transport helicopter.
Airbus’ expertise in secure communications will be 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 will 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 will demonstrate 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 will feature 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 programme, known as LE TacCIS.
The LE TacCIS programme consists of multiple sub-programmes 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: Belgium, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Spain, Turkey and the UK.