History

Fifty years of European technological and operational excellence

MBDA was created in December 2001 after the merger of the main missile systems companies in France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success.  In March 2006, the restructuring of the sector in Europe took its next step through the acquisition of LFK-Lenkflugkörpersysteme GmbH, the German missile subsidiary of EADS (now AIRBUS Group). This operation enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

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