16/06/2022 – On the occasion of the EUROSATORY trade fair, which takes place in Paris Villepinte from 13 to 17 June 2022, EURENCO, European leader in energetic materials, and ARESIA, specialist in mission equipment for the aeronautics industry, have signed a long-term partnership for the high-power airborne bomb markets. This alliance will enable the French Ministry of the Armed Forces to have a single point of contact for these issues. It consolidates the French team, also allowing it to respond efficiently to various export requests.
This effective cooperation, initiated in 2017 by the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, has enabled the french Procurement Agency (“Direction Générale de l’Armement”) to qualify the first French high-powered airborne bomb- BA84- weighing nearly 1000kg, including 400kg of explosives. The bombs produced by this partnership will be used on the latest-generation Rafale fighter jets (F4).
For Thierry FRANCOU, Chairman and CEO of EURENCO, “We are very proud of this strategic alliance in the service of national sovereignty. It will allow us to gain synergies and to represent together the French know-how in the field of bombs for export”. For Bruno BERTHET, Chairman of ARESIA, “This partnership between our two companies will enable us to offer more effectively qualified products that meet the needs of our armed forces and export markets. It is fully in line with the approach aimed at consolidating national and European strategic autonomy, and with ARESIA’s development logic”.