CASSIDIAN has been awarded a contract by the Spanish Air Force for modifying fuselages of the F‑5 aircraft

Cas­sid­i­an Spain recent­ly signed a con­tract with the Span­ish Air Force to car­ry out struc­tur­al mod­i­fi­ca­tions on five fuse­lages in F‑5 air­craft. This is a fol­low-on to pre­vi­ous con­tracts, all of which aimed to imple­ment a num­ber of struc­tur­al mod­i­fi­ca­tions in the F‑5 fleet. These mod­i­fi­ca­tions have been designed and val­i­dat­ed with a view to ensure the oper­a­tional safe­ty of the aircraft.

With this con­tract, Cas­sid­i­an will con­tin­ue its efforts to sup­port the plans to upgrade the F‑5 air­craft of the Span­ish Air Force in order to imple­ment struc­tur­al enhance­ments in these air­craft are imple­ment­ed in the short­est pos­si­ble time. The mod­i­fi­ca­tions will be car­ried out at Cassidian’s facil­i­ties in Getafe.

Enrique Bar­ri­en­tos, CEO of Cas­sid­i­an Spain, com­ment­ed: “We are very proud that the Span­ish Air Force has renewed its trust in our expe­ri­ence by award­ing us this con­tract. We are ful­ly com­mit­ted to pro­vide ongo­ing sup­port that will ensure cus­tomer satisfaction.”


Cas­sid­i­an, an EADS com­pa­ny, is a world­wide leader in glob­al secu­ri­ty solu­tions and sys­tems, pro­vid­ing Lead Sys­tems Inte­gra­tion and val­ue-added prod­ucts and ser­vices to civ­il and mil­i­tary cus­tomers around the globe: air sys­tems (air­craft and unmanned aer­i­al sys­tems), land, naval and joint sys­tems, intel­li­gence and sur­veil­lance, cyber secu­ri­ty, secure com­mu­ni­ca­tions, test sys­tems, mis­siles, ser­vices and sup­port solu­tions. In 2010, Cas­sid­i­an – with around 28,000 employ­ees – achieved rev­enues of € 5.9 bil­lion. EADS is a glob­al leader in aero­space, defence and relat­ed ser­vices. In 2010, the Group – com­pris­ing Air­bus, Astri­um, Cas­sid­i­an and Euro­copter – gen­er­at­ed rev­enues of € 45.8 bil­lion and employed a work­force of more than 121,000.

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