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Airbus Defence and Space announced on 25 March 22024 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire German company Infodas, which provides cyber security and IT solutions in the public sector, including for defence and critical infrastructures.

The transaction is subject to the customary regulatory approvals and is expected to be finalised before the end of 2024.

Acquisition of Infodas supports Airbus’ strategic ambition to strengthen its cyber security portfolio for the benefit of its European and global customers. With exponentially increasing cyber threats, along with the increasing digitalisation and connectivity of Airbus’ products and systems, cyber security has been indentified as a pivotal component of the company’s development.

Over the last few years Airbus has continuously developed its cyber security capabilities and expertise, ensuring the best possible protection for its products, operations, customers, and ecosystem, including major programmes such as the Franco/German Future Combat Air System (FCAS/SCAF).

Infodas has around 250 employees and annual revenues of about EUR 50 million. Headquartered in Cologne, the company has additional offices in Berlin, Bonn, Hamburg, Munich and Mainz.

Infodas products have a security-by-design architecture and the company has been certified by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) as an IT security service provider in the areas of information system auditing, consulting and penetration tests. Infodas is approved up to Geheim (Secret) classification for Germany as well as NATO Secret and EU Secret levels. The products are also certified in accordance with common criteria and hold other country-specific certificates.

Acquisition of Cologne-headquartered INFODAS is part of Airbus’ continued strengthening of its cyber security portfolio. (Photo: Airbus)