Tag Archive for: EADS

Airbus

Airbus (formerly EADS) is a Dutch company that produces and maintains the M51 submarine-launched nuclear missiles for the French navy. Through joint venture MBDA,  Airbus is also providing medium-range air-to-surface missiles to the French air force.

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems (United Kingdom) is involved in the US and UK Trident II (D5) strategic weapons system programmes. It is also the prime contractor for the US Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. BAE Systems is also part of the joint venture providing medium-range air-to-surface missiles for France.

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Safran

Safran (France) is part of a joint venture to build M51 submarine-launched nuclear missiles for the French navy, which each deliver multiple warheads. Its subsidiaries Snecma and Sagem provide the propulsion and navigation systems for these missiles.

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Thales

Thales (France) is part of a joint venture to build the M51 submarine-launched nuclear missiles for the French navy.

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Finmeccanica

Italy: Finmeccanica holds a one-quarter share in MBDA, a joint venture that is building nuclear missiles for the French air force. The missiles are capable of being launched from the Mirage 2000N fighter plane and the new Rafale fighter plane.

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