Terma and the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) - The Netherlands, sign cooperation agreement within the scope of a European Electronic Warfare Competence Center.
The Hague, November 12th 2007 --[ASDWire]-- Defense Company Terma and NLR (National Aerospace Laboratory), have signed a cooperation agreement within the framework of establishing a European Electronic Warfare Competence Center, formally to be located in The Netherlands.
Based on more than 20 years of close relations and cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) as well as NLR, Terma has decided to establish its European Electronic Warfare Competence Center in The Netherlands. The competence center will provide the following activities related to the various EW systems in use with RNLAF and other customers:
- Maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of Terma and third party products
- Integrated logistics support
- Modification and upgrade programs
- Technical support and outsourcing services
- Electronic Warfare (EW) Training services
- Development and support of “mission-critical” systems and applications
As a partner, NLR will contribute to this center with its capabilities within:
- Mechanical or electronic design, prototyping and low-rate production
- Development and testing of embedded and application software
- Functional and environmental system testing
- Aircraft integration support
- Operation training, simulation, and support
- Obsolescence management
- Modification and/or upgrade programs
The EW Competence Center will be established over the next five to six months, starting up in existing Terma B.V. facilities in Leiden as well as at NLR in Amsterdam. According to the plan, an MRO related activity will be established in the Woensdrecht area within six months, to service the EW systems in use with the RNLAF.
As a leading Electronic Warfare and Avionics Company, Terma has unique knowledge, capabilities, and experience in the field of integration of EW systems into all types of airborne platforms.
Headquartered in Denmark, Terma is an internationally operating Aerospace, Defense, and Security Company with subsidiaries and offices in a number of European countries, in the U.S., and in Singapore. The company has a committed staff of 1,100 and a 2006/07 turnover of MEUR 140. More information on: www.terma.com.
The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is an independent Aerospace Research Institute that employs more than 700 highly motivated and highly skilled professionals.
With a track record spanning more than 80 years, NLR assists a wide range of national and international aerospace industries, government organizations, and research institutes.
Tailored R&D solutions are realized for customers, inserting new technology and using state-of-the-art facilities, such as wind tunnels, simulators, and research aircraft.
NLR covers a broad spectrum of developing, testing, validating activities, to include certification of products and processes during the life cycle, for civilian and military aerospace applications
More information on: www.nlr.nl