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Airbus DS Communications has formed a network solutions business organization that will be led by Jeroen de Witte and offer services intended to help public safety agencies adopt next generation 9-1-1 systems. De Witte will serve as vice president of the newly established unit and oversee a portfolio of VESTA NG9-1-1 service offerings, Airbus said Thursday. The 14-year company […] More
A business unit of Airbus‘ defense and space arm will launch a tool that is designed to provide location data for 9-1-1 wireless calls to public safety answering points via RapidSOS‘ data repository. Airbus DS Communications said Thursday its new VESTA Map Local platform will work to check whether a caller’s device-based location data is available on RapidSOS’ NG9-1-1 Clearinghouse repository then present […] More
The French defense procurement agency has awarded a team consisting of ENGIE Ineo and Airbus‘ defense and space business an eight-year contract for a communications network that will help manage the air operations of the country’s defense ministry. Airbus said Monday the consortium will support the design, deployment and compliance of the DESCARTES STCA operational telephone and security systems based on air traffic […] More
A business unit of Airbus‘ defense and space segment has been chosen to deploy an emergency call handling platform and an internet protocol network in Hillsborough County, Florida, in an effort to update the county’s public safety communications system. Airbus DS Communications‘ VESTA 911 system will work to help the Hillsborough County 9-1-1 Administration interconnect 10 public safety answering points […] More
Airbus‘ defense and space subsidiary has received the approval of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the design and development of potential civil-certified unmanned aircraft systems. The Design Organization Approval for UAS expands the company’s existing DOA for conventional manned aircraft in support of efforts to achieve civil type certification for Airbus DS aerial drones, the company said Thursday. “Establishing […] More
Airbus‘ defense and space segment has unveiled plans to build and launch four optical satellites in an effort to deliver high-resolution imagery of Earth to customers in 2020 and beyond. The company said Thursday the constellation will be designed to perform intraday revisits to any point on Earth, support satellite tasking reactivity and capture millions of square kilometers of images per day. The satellites […] More
A subsidiary of Airbus‘ defense and space business will supply the VESTA 9-1-1 call handling service to 11 of 22 public safety answering points in North Dakota under a collective contract through the state’s information technology department. The company said Wednesday Airbus DS Communications will provide the VESTA 9-1-1 system as part of the PSAPs’ effort to deploy a geodiverse regional system […] More
Airbus‘ defense and space business will continue to provide WelComE welfare communication services to the U.K. military through August 2022 under an estimated $20.3 million contract renewal from the U.K. ministry of defense. The company said Thursday the WelComE services work to supply welfare communications across various operational environments, including satellite phones, Wi-Fi services and video calling. Airbus Defense and Space […] More
An Airbus Defense and Space subsidiary has collaborated with communication services provider West to support the adoption of a streamlined text-to-911 system across public safety agencies. Airbus DS Communications said Tuesday the collaboration aims to bring together Airbus DS Communications’ VESTA SMS application and the West Text Control Center TXT2-9-1-1 service in efforts to establish one hub for public safety answering points to coordinate […] More
Voyager Space has appointed Dirk Hoke, former CEO of Airbus’ defense and space business, to its advisory board. In his new position, Hoke will leverage his 25 years of industry experience to advise Voyager Space on its expansion efforts in alignment with the company’s mission of creating a vertically integrated and publicly traded NewSpace company. Dylan Taylor, […] More

James Hinds, CEO of a joint venture between Airbus and OneWeb, has joined the board of directors of Space and Satellite Professionals International, an association working to bolster the space industry's workforce. Hinds has been Airbus OneWeb Satellites' chief executive since January, when he was promoted from his role as the company's chief operating officer, SSPI said Wednesday.

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Lockheed Martin and Airbus have agreed to team up to meet the aerial refueling requirements of U.S. defense agency clients. “Reliable and modernized aerial refueling is an essential capability for our customers to maintain their global reach and strategic advantage,” Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement published Tuesday. Hewson noted […] More
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