OEM Defence Services is a joint venture between five major Original Equipment Manufacturer groups: Diehl Aerospace, Liebherr-Aerospace, Safran, Thales and Zodiac Aerospace. OEM Defence Services includes a set of more than 20 different legal entities – the Partners – working all together.

OEM Defence Services represents an alliance of European equipment manufacturers that provides integrated industrial support solutions to meet the specific needs of national armed forces, while striving to be as cost effective as possible to the customers.

Operating within an European framework in close partnership with users, OEM Defence Services improves the competitiveness of equipment support by streamlining the global maintenance supply chain. As such, the company is able to fulfil commitments to users in terms of parts availability in a similar way to the civil aviation services sector.

For military End-Users, the main goal is to fulfil their operational activities, as secured by a solid commitment from suppliers to provide equipment availability. As a result of this concept, logistics support risks are shifting from the aircraft manufacturer and/or the End-User to the supplier.