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.”

About CASSIDIAN (www.cassidian.com)

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.