Airbus Military is a business unit of Airbus, which is part of the EADS conglomerate. The current company was formally created in April 2009 by the integration of the former Military Transport Aircraft Division (MTAD) and Airbus Military Sociedad Limitada (AMSL) into Airbus.
The company was established in January 1999 as the Airbus Military Company SAS to manage the Airbus A400M project, taking over from the Euroflag consortium. In May 2003, the company was restructured as Airbus Military Sociedad Limitada (AMSL) prior to the signature of the production contract.
The Military Transport Aircraft Division (MTAD) was a division of EADS which designs, manufactures and commercialises EADS-CASA light and medium transport aircraft, and headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
On 16 December 2008, EADS announced that MTAD and AMSL would be integrated into Airbus as part of Airbus Military. Carlos Suarez, the current head of MTAD, will head the restructured Airbus Military.