EADS wins national security Program for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ottobrunn, (PresseBox) - After being under contract for the northern border security, which is now under execution, EADS Defence & Security has been awarded (as prime contractor) the border security program covering the full borders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This contract will be executed in the next 5 years and is the largest contract ever competed worldwide as a full solution. The project has been strongly competed through an international competition for several years.

The Saudi border guard will benefit from a leading edge solution, providing visibility and operational awareness for about 9000km of borderline (mountains, deserts and sea borders). The solution will ensure border coverage is visible and managed at the sector level, whilst simultaneously providing situational awareness at the regional and national level.

EADS Defence & Security will reinforce its global position as world leader of the Security market, including border surveillance, and will capitalize on all the expertise from its European roots.

EADS Defence & Security has been strongly supported by the Al Rashid group for construction works.

"We are very pleased to have earned the trust and the confidence of the KSA government. We are committed to dedicate all our capacities and capabilities to deliver this program on time and in the quality our customer expects. That includes also long-term investments in the country" declares Stefan Zoller, CEO of EADS Defence & Security.

EADS Deutschland European Aeronautic Defence & Space Agency

EADS Defence & Security (DS) is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs, as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2008, DS - with around 23,000 employees - achieved revenues of E5.7 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2008, EADS generated revenues of E43.3 billion and employed a workforce of about 118,000.

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