EADS, or European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company is a pan-European aerospace and defense corporation and a leading defense contractor worldwide.

The group's organizational structure includes manufacturers Airbus , Eurocopter, Astrium , and Cassidian (including Eurofighter GmbH) as well as other units. Focuses of EADS include developing and marketing aircraft for civilian and military use, as well as communications systems, satellites, space rockets, missiles, and related systems.

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