Six Hills Way
T: +44 1438 31 24 22
F: +44 1438 75 33 77
MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with over 9,750 employees in France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany and the United State. MBDA has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - BAE Systems (37.5%), EADS (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%), and is the first truly integrated European defence company. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide. MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and United Kingdom. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success.
Gunnels Wood Road
Hertfordshire SG1 2AS
T: +44 (0) 1249 853555
F: +44 (0) 1249 853800
50km North of London, the site assembled Blue Streak missiles in the 1950s and now houses Astrium's spacecraft design and build facility.
Responsibilities for its 1,200 workforce include:
- structure and subsystem design and build for all Eurostar communications satellites
- prime contractor for science missions such as Beagle 2 Mars lander and Lisa Pathfinder
- prime contractor for EO satellites like Aeolus
- the management and operation of the UK MOD's Skynet 5 satellite system