Three Legal teams involved in the creation of leading Missile Systems SMS

Launched by SENER Aeroespacial, “SMS” brings together the power of the Spanish engineering company together with GMV and ESCRIBANO to create an international Missile Systems company headquartered in Spain

Spanish companies ESCRIBANO Mechanical & Engineering (EM&E), GMV and SENER Aeroespacial have signed a partnership agreement to work together to develop and spearhead solutions in the area of missile systems and other high-performance guided munitions, as part of the SMS initiative recently launched by SENER Aeroespacial.

This thus continues the process of consolidating a new national industrial actor that brings together the combined capabilities and experiences of the three companies. As a result, the national industry is in a position to undertake national and international programs in the area of missile systems in the best possible conditions. The goal is to help improve efficiency and maximise the economic, industrial and technological returns on the public investment needed to obtain and maintain costly missile systems during their long life cycles. This initiative enhances Spain’s industrial defence fabric by reducing fragmentation and promoting technological specialisation in a strategic industrial sector.

According to Fernando Mato, general manager of SMS: “We are delighted to have ESCRIBANO and GMV join our initiative, since both are leading companies in their respective areas, and they will bring extensive capabilities and experience in guidance and navigation, command and control, systems integration and more, which complements those provided by SENER Aeroespacial. Starting today, we will work together, in a long-term industrial cooperation scenario, on the process of modernising the industrial defence fabric and integrating national capabilities, which will allow us to help reindustrialise the country and ensure its strategic autonomy. Most of all, it will give our Armed Forces the best possible systems they need in order to carry out their valuable work.”

SENER Aeroespacial and ESCRIBANO were advised by their respective Legal directors, Gabriel Vera (pictured left) and Emma Luna (pictured centre), while GMV was advised by Antonio Dionis (pictured right), founding partner of Legal Quatro Abogados.

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