EADS Sees Satellites As Key To European Defense

By | November 5, 2003 | Uncategorized

PARIS–The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (EADS) is looking to use satellites to help countries in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as well as non-NATO European Union countries, respond to a diverse range of “complex threats,” said Philippe Camus, the company’s CEO.

The inter-relationship between different technologies, the speed of their interaction and the precision of the service they provide now are of paramount importance, Camus said here during a press conference. No longer is warfare about the simple deployment of men and material.

EADS is tapping its space-based capabilities in space and defense electronics to produce systems for the next generation of network-centric operations, Camus said.

“Security and defense are no longer things that happen outside of our borders,” Camus said. “In fact, military forces, law-enforcement agencies, and emergency organizations, are all engaged in dealing with the consequences of these threats within our borders.”

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