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MDBA acquires Airbus’ GDI Simulation

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French defense contractor MBDA has entered into an agreement with Airbus to purchase GDI Simulation.

GDI Simulation is one of the leading French players in simulation for the French Armed Forces. GDI Simulation, based in the Ile de France, is a SME with over 70 employees and in 2018 generated sales of €15 million.

It develops, assembles, integrates and maintains simulation systems for ground vehicles and for MBDA battlefield missiles, for the French and foreign armed forces. The company also specializes in eye-safe laser based systems and provides services and support to the land based training centers of the French Army.

GDI Simulation will continue to operate independently under the ownership of MBDA as a prime contractor to the DGA for simulation systems equipment and as a supplier to MBDA.

“With the acquisition of GDI, MBDA will reinforce its position in training simulation equipment, especially in the battlefield segment, combining MBDA’s expertise in missiles and simulation with GDI Simulation’s industrial capability for development, production and maintenance of training equipment to offer an integrated solution to its domestic and foreign clients,” MBDA’s CEO Éric Béranger said.

Financial details of the acquisition were not revealed.