Airbus Defence and Space creates new application developer programme

Elancourt - 4 November 2016

  • New SmarTWISP programme offers substantial incentives to app developers and radio communications solution providers once they become accredited members
  • Users of the Tactilon Dabat terminal and all Tactilon Suite products benefit from a large applications and solutions ecosystem

Airbus Defence and Space has launched its global SmarTWISP programme. With this app developer programme, the company intends to create a new application ecosystem that addresses the daily needs of Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) users in particular. It focuses on the company’s latest radio the Tactilon Dabat, a full Tetra radio built into a smartphone that works as a platform for apps.

The programme also incorporates other radio communications solutions from Airbus Defence and Space: the Tactilon Suite portfolio, and, especially, the multimedia group communication solution Tactilon Agnet. The latter interfaces with multiple applications to exchange professional information within groups.

App developers can easily become members of the new programme. Once developer companies have been registered as accredited members by Airbus Defence and Space, they benefit directly from training sales channels, logistical help, marketing activities and new customers. SmarTWISP will thus provide our accredited business partners with unlimited opportunities.

“By leveraging developers’ ideas, we can better satisfy our customers’ demands. The new programme will also enable Tactilon Suite users to have the best apps”, said Olivier Koczan, Head of Secure Land Communications at Airbus Defence and Space. For instance, firefighters, police officers, rescue service workers and industry employees can improve the geolocalisation, object-recognition or mapping capabilities of their tools.

Recently, Airbus Defence and Space partnered up with the company Facewatch Ltd, which has now developed an application for the Tactilon Dabat. This helps convict criminals more easily by enabling both police officers on patrol and security personnel in enterprises to share public safety information in realtime, including photos and videos.

To learn more about the SmarTWISP programme for Tactilon Dabat and how you can get involved in the ecosystem, visit our website and

Press image

Enter your email address to download this image in high resolution format. The link expires on 4 Nov 2017.

Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus Group, is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise and the second largest space business worldwide. Its activities include space, military aircraft and related systems and services. It employs more than 38,000 people and in 2015 generated revenues of over 13 billion euros.

Secure Land Communications


Secure Land Communications (SLC), a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, develops, installs and maintains professional and land mobile radio (PMR/LMR) networks based on Tetra, Tetrapol and P25 technologies and offers a wide range of radio solutions and devices for customers worldwide. The portfolio also encompasses emergency response centres (911/112). SLC is a leader in PMR, with more than 280 radio networks in over 74 countries, and the US leader for 911 response centres with the VESTA 911 call handling solution serving more than 60% of the market. SLC employs nearly 1700 people in 20 countries. 

Press contacts

Anke Sturtzel
+33 1 6138 5330

 kai-schlichtermann.jpg Kai Schlichtermann
+33 1 6138 5547