The Regional Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Science and EADS Defence and Security held a work meeting to analyse the status of the projects which the aeronautical company is carrying out in Andalusia and the possibility of cooperation between both parties for the start-up of new joint initiatives in the future.

The meeting was attended by the Regional Minister of Innovation, at that time, Martín Soler, the Managing Director of EADS Defence and Security, Enrique Barrientos, the Director of EADS Programmes, Francisco Cano, and the Financial Director of the company, Alfonso Martínez de Toda, along with the Director-General of IDEA, Antonio Valverde; the Secretary-General of Industrial Development, Energy and Mining, Isabel de Haro; and the Chairman of the Hélice Foundation and Director of the Advanced Centre for Aerospace Technologies (CATEC), Juan Pedro Vela.

As a result of the meeting, both parties have agreed to continue to explore the possibilities for cooperation in the development of aeronautical products for Security and Defence, through the start-up of a working group consisting of technicians from EADS Defence and Security and CATEC.