Cassidian is a 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. Cassidian is defending world security — security at major events, security of information, security of critical infrastructure and natural assets, and border security. In 2011, the company continued to accelerate its drive to globalise its business outside Europe, while also developing next-generation products. In the medium term, Cassidian expects to be generating more than 50% of its total business outside the traditional home countries, and in the long term, Cassidian aims to increase the security-related share of its revenues to 50% compared to 22% in 2010.
Cassidian systems integration capabilities
Lead systems integration has become increasingly important for customers engaged in border control and coastal surveillance, as well as for non-military customers in areas such as homeland security, all of which are fields of major focus for the company. Cassidian signed the world’s first fully integrated border and maritime security system in 2007 (the Qatar National Security Shield), and currently it is prime contractor in Saudi Arabia on the development of a national security programme covering about 9,000 kilometres of the country’s borders. Cassidian is also providing an integrated solution for border surveillance and security for Romania.
Eurofighter: reaching delivery milestones
Armed forces can rely on manned air systems — including the world’s most advanced swing-role combat aircraft, the Eurofighter Typhoon — and on missile systems from MBDA, a joint venture between EADS, BAE Systems and Finmeccanica. The Eurofighter programme achieved its 300th delivery in 2011, making it the only new-generation multi-role combat aircraft to reach this milestone. Programmes currently under development at MBDA include the Aster PAAMS naval air defence system, the METEOR air superiority missile system and the Scalp NAVAL ship and submarine-launched deep-strike weapon. In the field of UAS, Cassidian is developing a leading position, supported by key acquisitions which have boosted its own capabilities. It provides tactical systems such as Tracker and ATLANTE, medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) systems such as Harfang, and the high-altitude long endurance (HALE) system Euro Hawk.
Cassidian expertise on communication
To meet the growing cyber security needs of users of critical IT infrastructure, including governments and global companies, Cassidian has established a cyber-security branch. Cassidian has a long track record in providing the most sensitive secure IT and data handling (e.g. ECTOCRYP) and training solutions. Cassidian is also a leading provider of digital professional mobile radio (PMR) and secure networks that enable organisations to communicate effectively, reliably and securely. Its PMR solutions helped to secure events like the Olympic Games in Beijing and the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Cassidian is heavily involved in the development of next-generation active electronically scanning radars for air, naval and ground applications, like the Tactical Radar Ground Surveillance System (TRGS). In 2011, Cassidian introduced the Spexer™ range of radars for both wide-area protection of sensitive infrastructure and coastal surveillance.
CASSIDIAN IN FIGURES
2011 revenues €5.8 billion Employees 20,923 Number of Eurofighters delivered as of end 2011 315 Number of secure networks delivered more than 200 in 67 countries Kilometres protected by Saudi Arabia border security programme 9,000