Airbus DS Airborne Solutions GmbH (ADAS) is a 100% subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space (ADS). Based in Bremen/Germany, the company is responsible for services with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The parent company ADS is a division of the Airbus Group and is the leading defence and space company in Europe and the second largest in the world. Business activities include aerospace, military aircraft and associated systems and services.
ADAS is a pioneer in the European aeronautical industry and a center of excellence for UAS services and tactical UAS with over 40 years of experience. As part of its Lease-Operate-Maintain (LOM) capabilities, ADAS is supporting UAS operations for a German customer in Afghanistan (2010-2021) and Mali (since 2016 ongoing) as well as for a European institutional customer in the Mediterranean Sea. Until today, more than 60,000 operational flight hours have been accumulated in more than 5,800 missions. All flights were have been achieved with zero-failure, automatic take-off and landing and provided its customer with 24/7 availability and over 98% availability of the system.
The expertise and capabilities of ADAS comprise engineering and production of ground control stations including mission management, payload management and exploitation, ground support systems, air vehicles and avionics. ADAS has vast experience in integration, testing, verification and certification of complex UAV systems in addition to providing integrated logistics support and after sales support.