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EADS North America is the U.S. holding company for the North American activities of EADS, the world’s second largest aerospace and defense company, and the largest in Europe.
As a leading supplier and industrial partner in defense and homeland security, commercial aviation, helicopters, telecommunications and services, EADS North America – together with its parent company, EADS – contribute more than $6 billion to the U.S. economy annually, supporting 100,000 American jobs.
As an international company, EADS is proud to be a valued corporate citizen of the United States. With 11 operating companies located in 32 cities and 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.
The company is a major contractor to the U.S. Army, having been chosen to supply the service’s new UH-146 Light Utility Helicopter. Under terms of a contract awarded in June 2006, EADS North America will provide up to 322 aircraft with a potential total program life-cycle value of over $2 billion.
EADS North America Defense brings its defense business activities into a wholly-owned subsidiary that operates under a Special Security Agreement. The business units of EADS North America Defense are: EADS Test and Services of Irvine, California (and its Talon Instruments operation) and EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions of San Antonio, Texas.