Airbus Defence and Space announced a partnership with Cisco this week that will see the two firms jointly develop solutions making use of a range of technologies for the security and defence sector.
The companies said they plan to combine their strengths in defence, security and satellite communications, software-defined networking, cybersecurity, mobility, cloud, data intelligence and Internet of Things to develop, market and sell IT solutions for the security and defence sector.
Eric Souleres, head of engineering, operations and quality of the communications, intelligence and security (CIS) unit at Airbus Defence and Space said: “This relationship is a significant step forward for both companies. By utilising both companies’ technology and expertise we will be able to develop and offer superior and ground-breaking products and solutions to our customers, and strengthen our respective strategies as system integrator and IT leader.”
As part of the agreement, Cisco will provide Airbus Defence and Space with its networking, design and engineering expertise as well as networking equipment and infrastructure. Airbus Defence and Space global sales and engineering teams will also receive training from Cisco solution architects and sales experts.
“Cisco and Airbus Defence and Space strongly believe that the network is key in driving innovation and delivering business outcomes to our customers,” said Wendy Mars, vice president, enterprise business group, Cisco EMEAR.
“The diversity of our talent and technology will help enable both companies to better address existing opportunities and create transformational solutions that will deliver competitive advantage in the defence, cyber security and the satellite communication industries,” Mars said.