History of Terma

This page highlights the milestones and major events of our history.

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Terma was founded in Aarhus, Denmark by the brothers Orla and Svend Aage Jørgensen. The small mechanical shop manufactured gas cylinders and autoclaves as well as thermometers and manometers - inspiring the name Terma.


  • Early January 2019, Terma for the fifth year in a row sent a group of 11 Danish students of engineering on an exciting and educational five-month internship at Lockheed Martin’s aircraft factories in Ft. Worth, Texas, and Marietta, Georgia.
  • Terma and Scandinavian Avionics secured the first F-35 sustainment contract. Avionics Test Center Denmark (ATCD), formed by Terma and Scandinavian Avionics in collaboration with the U.S., will be responsible for repair and maintenance globally of avionics components.
  • On Saturday, 23 February 2019, it was exactly 20 years ago that Denmark’s first satellite Ørsted was launched on a Delta II launcher from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with the aim of measuring the Earth’s magnetic fields.


  • Terma entered into a contract with the Center of Emergency Communication (CFB) for the delivery of a radio dispatch system including service and maintenance to the Danish National Police.
  • Terma became part of the 42-member, EU-funded defense research project Ocean 2020, led by Leonardo.
  • Five, four, three, two, one… Denmark’s largest space project ASIM – The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor – was launched successfully by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Terma heads the technical part of the project and the industrial consortium which has built ASIM.
  • The first modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment (MASE) equipped on Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) NH90 helicopters successfully passed a  comprehensive test program consisting of ground, flight, and certification tests and is now awaiting operational use.
  • Terma and UK-based MASS, a Cohort plc company, partnered to deliver a global Electronic Warfare Life Cycle Support (EWLS) solution.
  • Terma and BAE Systems signed an F-35 Long-Term Price Agreement. The agreement covers the manufacture of Large Composite Skins for the Horizontal and Vertical Tail on all variants of the F-35.
  • Terma was contracted to deliver the SCANTER 6002 radar for 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Australian Navy.
  • The European satellite Aeolus was launched from the European Space Agency’s Space Center in French Guiana with two Star Trackers from Terma on board.
  • T&G Nordic and Terma signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding Terma’s C-Guard Decoy Launching System. T&G Nordic will support Terma in the design, development, and production of a new test cartridge for Terma’s C-Guard Decoy Launching System.
  • Terma’s first Embedded Tracker (ET2) became operational in Madrid Barajas Airport’s South Tower in a SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar (SMR).
  • Saturday, 20 October, the European mission to Mercury, BepiColombo, blasted off for a seven-year journey to the Solar System’s innermost planet. Terma provided the biggest and most advanced Power Conditioning and Distribution Unit (PCDU) developed by Terma to date for one of two science orbiters.
  • Terma and Chemring teamed up for step change in anti-ship missile defense. The combined system solution enhances soft-kill capabilities through refined and dynamic threat evaluation.
  • Terma’s naval radar solution was IMO certified. The certification applies to the joint Raytheon Anschütz/Terma naval radar solution selected for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ships.
  • The Eu:CROPIS satellite was successfully launched in December 2018. Eu:CROPIS is a German life science satellite developed to investigate the growing of plants (tomatoes) in different levels of gravity on Mars and the Moon. Terma has supplied the Eu:CROPIS Power Conditioning and Distribution Unit (PCDU).
  • Terma announced a new President & CEO: Effective 1 June 2019, Jes Munk Hansen will become President & CEO of Terma A/S.


  • Terma opens the Terma Innovation Center - Atlanta in Georgia, USA, with
    focus on technology development to meet customers' emerging needs.
  • The UAE-based Al Maskari Holding and Terma agreed to establish a Joint Venture, named Terma Middle East LLC, to operate from its new office in Abu Dhabi and serve as the interface to partners, customers, and clients in the UAE.
  • Madrid Barajas Airport joined the long list of airports to operate the new generation Solid State SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar. 
  • Tata Advanced Systems’ subsidiary Nova Integrated Systems (NISL) and Indian Ministry of Defence signed a contract for a surface surveillance radar project. NISL has partnered with Terma to undertake the manufacturing, integration, and testing of the radar system under Transfer of  Technology in India.
  • With Royal Netherlands Air Force being a valued Terma customer, it was a pleasant continuation of a long lasting collaboration to sign a new contract for missile warning integration and Flare-up for the Dutch F-16s.



  • Six students from the Technical University of Denmark and Aarhus University were selected for the 2017 F-35 Master’s student internship offered by Lockheed Martin Corporation in Texas, in close collaboration with Terma.
  • GET Group and Terma entered a strategic partnership to promote Terma’s acclaimed intelligent wide area protection system, T.react CIP, across the continent of Africa and Egypt.
  • The European Union decided to support Terma with a MEUR 28 loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan was the first corporate transaction in Denmark to be guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments, heart of the Investment Plan for Europe, in which the EIB is the European Commission’s strategic partner.
  • Terma and BAE Systems agreed to continue and intensify their collaboration on helmet audio advances – the BAE Striker® II Helmet with Terma 3D-Audio technology.
  • Terma signed a contract with NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) for delivery and installation of an automated target recognition and identification system for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Programme.
  • Following Denmark’s decision to acquire 27 F-35As, Terma and Lockheed Martin Corporation confirmed opportunities for Terma to pursue additional component production for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beyond their current contracted agreements.
  • With a global footprint and European companies in Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, and the opening of the NATO and EU office in Brussels, Terma is a key supplier to most NATO member states within airborne and naval platforms and the land-based radar segment and to the European space industry.
  • The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) entered into an agreement and signed a contract with Terma on Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) for study and advisory support within the Ballistic Missile Defense and IAMD domains.
  • Terma and Atlas Telecom signed a long-term partnering agreement covering T.react CIP solutions for wide area protection of critical infrastructures. A demo system was set up in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi where customers can experience the frontier of wide area protection technology available in the world today.
  • The European spacecraft ExoMars with the Terma developed “Remote Terminal and Power Unit” for the landing module Schiaparelli and critical software for the Mission Control System to monitor and control the mission was launched in March 2016.
  • Terma’s regional offices in Singapore and India were announced to merge into one region, named Terma Asia Pacific, to create synergies, allocate resources, and more effectively manage and pursue business opportunities across the Asia Pacific region.
  • Groundbreaking for 3,130 m2 of new buildings for the production of carbon fiber and composite parts for the F-35 and other contracts took place at Terma’s facility in Grenaa. The buildings will house a cleanroom for layup of composite parts, new offices, materials rack, autoclave, and a tool storage building. 
  • Terma was contracted to deliver the very first Anti-Icing Antenna to operate with the SCANTER Surface Movement Radar at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria.
  • Terma Aerostructures A/S has obtained a key role in a project aiming at developing technology which can automatically produce carbon fiber and composite parts by use of robots. This could result in a significant reduction in the total production time.
  • Terma and TATA Advanced Systems Ltd. were selected for a prestigious naval radar program in India. As a result, the team will be supplying  radars for the Surface Surveillance Radar (SSR) project in a program that is categorized under the ”Buy & Make (Indian)” category of the Indian Defence Procurement Procedure, which entails a substantial Transfer of Technology with a requirement of local production and support in India.
  • A new Danish research project, Free the Drones, was launched. The objective is to further develop the drones to fly freely in a safe way. Terma participates in the project that is supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark. 



  • Terma Aerostructures A/S signed its second Long-Term Agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft in support of the S-92 aircraft.  
  • In the fall 2015, Terma secured the first contracts with the British provider of air navigation services, National Air Traffic Service (NATS), for radar surveillance of wind farms. Additional contracts are in the pipeline.
  • Terma opened a new office in Brussels, Belgium
  • Terma B.V. along with four Dutch companies signed a Letter Of Intent with the Royal Netherlands Air Force to establish a Center of Excellence at Woensdrecht Logistics Center. The Center will support the F-35 program with specific focus on the so-called LM-STAR test capabilities and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul.
  • Terma introduced C-Flex COMPACT – a tactical system designed to support maritime vessels in carrying out operational tasks. It provides situational awareness, efficient planning and decision making, and contains tools for intelligence and legal evidence collection. 
  • Terma introduced the SCANTER 2600 naval surveillance radar which is well-suited as sensor in systems for medium-range surface surveillance and meets the requirements for professional navigation applications. 
  • Terma and Lockheed Martin Corporation entered into a contract for the integration of Directional Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the Paris Air Show between Terma and Lockheed Martin Corporation confirming future opportunities for Terma to pursue additional component production beyond our current contracted agreements for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.
  • Terma entered into the first contract with Boeing Commercial Aircraft for delivery of composite parts for the tail section of the Boeing 777-200/300 commercial aircraft.
  • Terma entered into a contract with BAE Systems which covers an offset funded project for the development of a next-generation Terma 3D-Audio/Active Noise Reduction capable headset.
  • Terma demonstrated the Obstruction Light Control solution for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in Tehachapi, CA. The system will ensure that aviation obstruction lights on wind turbines are switched on only when airplanes are in the vicinity. 
  • Terma has secured an additional contract for a Power Conditioning and Distribution Unit (PCDU) for the European scientific space mission Euclid, ESA’s next corner stone mission.



  • Terma will supply an Obstruction Light Control system to the national test center for large wind turbines in Østerild, Denmark.
  • Terma is to integrate its Active Noise Reduction (ANR) and 3D-Audio technologies with BAE Systems' pilot helmets.
  • Terma introduced The Aerodrome Traffic Awareness - an add-on to Terma’s Surface Movement Radar application for airports.
  • Terma launched the T.react CIP solution - a fast and precise way of detecting, identifying, and tracking both internal and external perimeter threats.
  • Terma was contracted by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to integrate the Terma MASE pod onto NH-90 helicopters.
  • Terma’s SCANTER 4100 radar system was selected and ordered by BAE Systems for integration on board Royal Navy’s OPVs.
  • Terma was contracted by French navy ship builder DCNS to supply two SCANTER 6000 radars to the French Navy carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91).
  • Terma’s SCANTER 4002 radar demonstrated exceptional results. During a test performed in Abilene, Texas, U.S. with more than 500 wind turbines within line of sight, the radar detected and tracked a variety of aircraft with a very high probability of 98% over the wind farm and 99% outside wind farm areas while maintaining probability of false alarm rates as low as 0,0000001.
  • With The U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon as launch platform, Terma recently introduced the new enhanced and much more powerful generation of the ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management Unit.
  • Terma North America has signed an important framework contract with Lockheed Martin for the supply of a minimum of 199 Programmable Interference Blanking Units for delivery during the next five years.
  • Terma and The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) conducted a successful Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) of Terma’s C-Guard Decoy Launching System onboard HDMS “NIELS JUEL”.
  • Terma signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Boeing Company aiming to pursue a number of collaboration opportunities within the defense and aerospace area. Boeing and Terma are exploring applications of Terma’s expertise in technology and manufacturing related to composites, components, and electronic systems across a range of Boeing’s commercial and defense platforms.
  • Terma Aerostructures entered into a long term contract (five years) on composite parts for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.  
  • Terma supplied four of a series of 13 new generation Star Camera units to satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. with an option for an additional 12 units. The Star Cameras will be fielded on the civil meteorological FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 Program.
  • European comet chaser Rosetta met with comet 67P. Terma has supplied the satellites power supply; a Power Conditioning Unit.
  • The Sentinel-1 mission is another example of how Terma high technology is put to use on complex space missions. Terma supplies Software Test System and Operational Simulator for Sentinel-1.
  • Terma has been contracted to supply a Power Conditioning Unit for the Euclid mission
  • Terma established a collaboration with Lockheed Martin Corporation and Aarhus University giving a group of students from the Faculty of Technology and Science the opportunity to spend a five-month internship at Lockheed Martin Corporation’s premises in Fort Worth, Texas.



  • The SCANTER 4002 radar demonstrates exceptional results during a test in Texas, USA with more than 500 wind turbines within line of sight. The radar demonstrates remarkable resilience to wind farm clutter and is able to resolve targets from wind turbines without increasing the number of false alarms.
  • Terma B.V. secures the Technical Information Technology (TIT) support services contract at ESTEC. In financial terms, the contract is worth approx. EUR 5.5 million/DKK 41 million. 
  • Ole Fogh, former Senior Consultant in Business Development in Terma and ret. Major General from RDAF, is accepted in the Association of Old Crow’s Technology Hall of Fame.
  • For the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission, Terma GmbH is awarded the Mission Control System and the Spacecraft Operational Simulator contracts and will deliver the Remote Terminal Power Unit.
  • Jens Maaløe signs a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding with BAE Systems, a participant in the further competition to supply new armored vehicles for the Danish Defense. The agreement states cooperation in areas such as EW, 3D-Audio, Active Noise Reduction, radar and antenna design, and aerostructures.
  • The SCANTER 4100 radar is selected by Ultra for integration as part of the new Combat System for the mid-life modernization of the first of the Indonesian Fatahillah Class corvettes.
  • For the second consecutive year, Terma Aerostructures receives an Excellence Award from Raytheon Missile Systems for “outstanding performance” on the NATO Evolved SeaSparrow Missile program.  
  • The SCANTER 4102 and 6002 radar systems are “live” demonstrated and promoted in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia on board the French Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) L'Adroit.
  • Terma Aerostructures celebrates an important milestone when the 100th ship set of Conventional Edges for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are ready for delivery to Lockheed Martin.
  • A contract is signed with BAE Systems for composite structures for the Horizontal and Vertical Tail for all three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
  • Jørgen Huno Rasmussen, former CEO of FLSmidth & Co. A/S, joins the Board of Terma A/S.  
  • Tom Burbage, former Executive Vice President and General Manager for F-35 Program Integration at Lockheed Martin, joins the Terma North America Board of Directors.
  • Terma is announced “AmCham Denmark’s Transatlantic Company of the Year 2013”.  
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation gives Terma Aerostructures A/S the go-ahead to conduct its own quality inspection of composite parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
  • SAAB and Terma sign a contract for two C-Guard self-protection systems to Royal Thai Navy.
  • Terma delivers part of the Ground Segment for Canada’s first dedicated operational military satellite which targets the growing problems with space junk.
  • A long-term contract is signed with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for the manufacture and assembly of the Horizontal Tail Leading Edges for all types of the F-35. The overall agreement has a value of more than USD 95 million.



  • Terma secures a Long Term Supplier Agreement on F-35 radar modules for the LRIP 6-8 phases.
  • Terma is contracted to supply a SCANTER 2001 Surface Movement Radar system for the new Berlin Brandenburg airport.
  • Terma secures a significant contract for four SCANTER 4100 radar systems for the Danish Navy’s offshore patrol vessels of the THETIS class along with a contract with The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization for an upgrade of the command and control system C-Flex on the Navy’s patrol vessels of the Thetis class.
  • The new SCANTER 5502 is commissioned at Oslo Gardermoen airport and is thus Terma’s first operational SCANTER 5502 at an airport.
  • Three SCANTER 5000 coastal surveillance systems are secured for Montenegro and six systems for Estonia.
  • The European Space Agency will take the next step in observation of the Sun from space with the Solar Orbitor spacecraft. For this mission, Terma will develop the Attitude and Orbit Control Software. 
  • Terma enters into a six-year agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation on 34 different composite parts for the F-35 LRIP 6-11 (Low Rate Initial Production). Depending on the number of aircraft sold, the order will have an aggregate value of 375-500 MDKK.
  • Terma enters into a contract with the German Lürssen Werft for delivery of a SCANTER 4100 Air & Surface Surveillance Radar and a C-Flex C2 system with two Multi Function Consoles and two Large Screen Displays for an OPV.
  • Terma and the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization sign a contract on EW equipment for the Danish Air Force’ EH-101 helicopters.
  • Terma establishes an office in New Delhi, India.
  • 21 Video Distribution and Tracking (VDT) systems will be delivered for the Polish Border Guard’s coastal surveillance radars.
  • Terma secures a contract with Norcontrol for seven redundant SCANTER 5000 systems including 21-feet CP antennas for Vessel Traffic Service purposes in Norway.
  • Terma Space in Germany signs a new contract with the European Southern Observatory to continuously supply support teams to manage astronomical data originating from telescopes at the La Silla, Paranal, and ALMA observatories in Chile.
  • The VTS systems in six South African ports will be upgraded with 11 new radar systems; seven SCANTER 5102 and four SCANTER 2001.
  • Terma succeeds in landing a contract for the supply of C-Guard self-protection for one of the Sigma corvettes of the Diponegoro class in the Indonesian Navy. C-Guard has already been installed and is operational on the first two ships of this class.
  • An F-35A fighter aircraft conducts the first external weapons test mission from Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA. Included in the weapons load are four air-to-ground pylons which Terma delivers to the F-35 program under contract with Marvin Engineering Company, CA. Terma’s Gun Pod is also flight tested when test pilot Dan Levin conducts a test flight in an F-35B jet.
  • Terma launches the updated http://www.terma.com/
  • Terma Aerostructures secures a new multi-year contract with Gulfstream for the supply of winglets and panels for the Gulfstream G450 business jet.
  • Terma is contracted to deliver 200 T.react Radio Dispatch user licenses and a five-year service agreement to a new national information system for emergency response centers in Finland.



  • Terma opens an office in Huntsville, AL, USA. Terma's Ballistic Missile Defense activities and the close collaboration with Lockheed Martin in Battle Management form the basis of the establishment.
  • ESA launches the first two Galileo satellites. Terma has delivered the Power Conditioning and Distribution Units (PCDU) to the Galileo project.
  • The U.S. TacSat 4 satellite is launched carrying a Terma Star Tracker.
    The Norwegian Air Force decides to upgrade their F-16s with Terma's Missile Warning System.
  • Terma opens a new and larger office in Singapore, emphasizing Terma's strong focus on the Asian market.
  • As part of an industrial cooperation, Terma andITTinitiates three development projects, two relating to Joint and Land Systems and one to electronic warfare.
  • Terma signs a Memorandum of Agreement with L-3 Space & Navigation which includes production and marketing of Terma's HE-5AS Star Tracker.
  • Terma wins a framework contract with the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC). ESOC is responsible for controlling all ESA satellites and space probes.



  • The Indian company Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) and Terma sign a Memorandum of Agreement. BEL is among the most important suppliers to the Indian Defense, coast guard, and other government authorities.
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation awards Terma a contract for manufacturing activities related to the AWACS aircraft (Airborne Warning And Control System).
  • Terma is contracted by the Spanish IT and security company INDRA for delivery of Terma's new SCANTER 5000 radar system for coastal surveillance. The end user is the Spanish Guardia Civil.
  • Terma receives a contract from the U.S. Air Force for an upgrade of software for F-16 and A-10 self-protection systems.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation selects Terma's Programmable Interference Blanker Unit (PIBU) for the C-130J production line. Terma North America Inc. is to establish test and support facilities.
  • Terma is contracted by General Dynamics for the production of gun pods for the Short Take-Off/Vertical Landing (STOVL) and Carrier Version (CV) variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
  • The European Space Agency (ESA) assigns Terma as prime contractor on the ASIM project, the Atmosphere Space Interactions Monitor.
  • EADS Defence & Security and Terma renew their collaboration agreement. This continues the fruitful collaboration which includes protection of the German Tornado fighter aircraft and upgrade of the Danish F-16s with missile warning systems and 3-D Audio/Active Noise Reduction.
  • L-3 Communications Corporation and Terma sign a contract for the development of an electronic warfare simulator for the Royal Danish Air Force.
  • As the first non-Dutch company, Terma establishes an Electronic Warfare Support Facility at the Logistics Centre Woensdrecht at the Woensdrecht Air Base.
  • Terma wins its first contract with the Polish Defense. Terma will deliver and install self-protection equipment on 22 Polish Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters. Further, Terma will be responsible for the test and certification of the helicopters and the training of 250 individuals in the use and maintenance of the equipment.
  • The Royal Danish Navy awards Terma a supplementary contract for software development relative to the air defense systems on board the three new Danish frigates.



  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Terma announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential collaborations related to Denmark's potential procurement of replacement maritime helicopters.
  • Terma introduces the new SCANTER 6000 Naval Surveillance Radar System which is tailored for navies, coast guards, and other high-requirement authorities. Combined with helicopter control, the capability to detect small surface targets makes the radar well-suited for search and rescue operations.
  • Terma is contracted by Spanish security and IT company INDRA to deliver SCANTER 2001 radars complete with antennas and radar target tracking for the upgrading of the Portuguese coastal surveillance system.
  • Singapore Technologies Marine awards Terma a contract for the delivery of a C-Series combat system for the Royal Thai Navy's new Landing Platform Dock.
  • Boeing selects Terma's aircraft survivability equipment for the Canadian CH-147 Chinook helicopter program. The development and subsystem integration work will be implemented by Terma's U.S.-based team in Warner Robins, Georgia, and supported by Terma in Denmark.
  • Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, and Northrop Grumman Corporation sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Terma. According to this agreement, Terma is designated as a major strategic supplier to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
  • A feasibility study on the implementation and integration of 3-D Audio and Active Noise Reduction technology on the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is agreed between Boeing and Terma.
  • BAE Systems awards Terma a contract for the F-35 Low Rate Initial Production Lot 3 for the delivery of machined parts for the horizontal tail for the Short Take-Off Vertical Landing version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
  • The launch of the Herschel and Planck space telescopes constitutes a major Terma contribution to scientific ESA missions in terms of software and services.
  • Boeing and Terma sign a Memorandum of Agreement in connection with Boeing's participation in the competition to provide new fighter aircraft to Denmark. The agreement outlines key areas of collaboration between the two companies.
  • Terma enters into a contract with Lockheed Martin for the delivery of composite components for the initial production phase of the F-35.
  • The Danish Ørsted satellite celebrates its ten-year space anniversary. Terma was heavily involved in the development and production of the satellite.
  • In 2009, Terma celebrates the 25th anniversary of our electronic warfare (EW) business.



  • Terma and Boeing Company sign a Memorandum of Understanding related to replacement of the Danish F-16 fighter aircraft.
  • The Danish flexible support ship ABSALON sets course for the Horn of Africa. Terma systems and equipment on board include self-protection systems, the SCANTER 2001 surface surveillance radar, and the C-Flex command and control system.
  • Airborne Systems and Aerostructures develops a self-protection solution in collaboration with BAE Systems for the Royal Air Forcer Harrier fighter aircraft.
  • The Airborne Systems Business Area of Terma North America Inc. is awarded a multi-year contract by the U.S. Air Force for the repair and service of AN/ALQ-213(V) family Line Replaceable Units.
  • Terma agrees with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization on production and delivery of 3-D Audio and Active Noise Reduction for the Danish F-16s.
  • Terma enters into a contract with the Danish Agency for Governmental Management for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the shared control room software for the Danish Preparedness Network's new digital radio communication system, SINE.
  • Terma delivers the first of seven Flight Test Instrumentation Pods for the F-35 aircraft program to Lockheed Martin.
  • Terma is contracted to supply an Emergency Air Situation Display System to the Irish Aviation Authority for their Air Traffic Control Center in Dublin and Shannon.



  • Saab and Terma sign an extensive cooperation agreement related to the replacement of the Danish F-16 fighter aircraft.
  • Terma commences sub assemblies for the first two F-35 production aircraft. The authorization represents the first F-35 contract awarded to Terma under a long-term agreement with Northrop Grumman. The composite components and aircraft access doors will be used in the F-35 center fuselage.
  • The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago selects Terma's new SCANTER 4100 air/surface surveillance radar as the prime sensor for three new offshore patrol vessels for the national Coast Guard.
  • The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization and Terma sign a contract for C-Flex command and control systems for the new patrol vessels of the Royal Danish Navy.
  • Terma is tasked with delivery of SCANTER 2001 radar systems for the French FREMM frigate program comprising 17 new frigates.
  • The Dutch Defence Material Organization (DMO) tasks Terma with delivery of a self-protection solution for Chinook CH-47F transport helicopters ordered by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).
  • A new international office is opened in Singapore.



  • Terma and Eurofighter sign Co-operation Agreement.
  • Terma selected by Lockheed Martin to manufacture key components for F-35 JSF.
  • EADS and Terma join forces to extend their established co-operation in the field of defense.
  • EDO Corporation and Terma team up to jointly develop an Enhanced Smart Triple Ejector Rack (ESTER) to be used on the F-16.
  • Terma is awarded a contract by the Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment for the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) P-8A - the new submarine hunting aircraft for the U.S. Navy.
  • The Romanian Navy signs a contract with Terma for the supply of the C-Flex Command and Control Systems with multi-link capability for their frigates.
  • Terma is selected to deliver the primary power supply unit for the European satellite navigation system Galileo and deliver a power supply unit for each of the first four satellites.



  • The British Royal Navy installs Terma's newly developed Surveillance Radar, SCANTER 4100, on an Offshore Patrol Vessel Helicopter (OPVH).
  • Terma is awarded a contract from EADS Deutschland GmbH for development and manufacture of the Countermeasures Signal Processor (CSP) for the EADS Defence Electronics MILDS AAR-60(V)2 Missile Warner System. 
  • Terma delivers three star tracker cameras to the CryoSat satellite.
  • The Italian Coast Guard and The Spanish Coast Guard enhance their surveillance capabilities with a Side Looking Airborne Radar System (SLAR) from Terma.
  • Terma signs a delivery contract with Lockheed Martin to provide the Terma Soft Kill Weapon System (SKWS) air threat decoy to the first U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).
  • Terma is chosen to deliver command and control systems for the Royal Danish Navy's new Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPV).
  • Thales teams with Terma for an upgrade of Belgian Defense C-130H self-protection suite.
  • The Huygens probe lands on Titan. On board is Terma's Timer Unit and six Power Supplies from Terma.



  • Terma groups all activities in the Copenhagen area in a new office at Herlev.
  • Terma North America Inc. opens offices in the U.S.
  • General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, awards Terma a contract for the design, development, and fabrication of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter gun pod.
  • Terma is selected to equip Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Apache AH-64D helicopters with advanced Electronic Warfare self-protection systems.



  • Terma delivers a new command and control system, C-Flex, for the Royal Danish Navy.
  • Teaming agreement with General Dynamics for development and production of aerostructures for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
  • Contract with the Royal Danish Navy for development of command and control systems for the Navy's flexible support ships.
  • Contract for delivery of 25 radar systems for the surveillance of a number of U.S. ports.
  • President and CEO, Mr Jens Maaløe, takes up his post at the beginning of the year. He succeeds Mr Johannes Jacobsen, who retires.



  • Terma's manufacturing facility at Grenaa initiates the design and production of structures for the new Danish multi-role helicopter (EH101).
  • Agreement with the Royal Danish Navy about a new radar-based system for coastal surveillance, SCANTER 4000.
  • Contract with Saab Avionics for the development of a new concept for airborne reconnaissance for the Swedish JAS39 Gripen fighter aircraft.



  • Development of an advanced Power Conditioning Unit for ESA's deep space missions, Rosetta, Mars Express and Venus Express.
  • Takeover of the air traffic management activities of the CRIMP company.
  • Terma changes its name from Terma Elektronik A/S to Terma A/S. Further, Terma gains new logo and graphic design.



  • Contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force to supply self-protection systems for Chinook and Cougar helicopters.
  • A new five-year reference model for the Earth's magnetic field is adopted based on the measurements of the Ørsted satellite - the first all-Danish satellite, which was developed by Terma A/S.
  • Cooperation agreements with Boeing, as well as Lockheed Martin regarding supplies for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.


The 1990s

  • Contract in 1999 with the Royal Australian Air Force to update the F111 fighter aircraft with electronic self-protection equipment.
  • Terma celebrates the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the first Terma company in 1949.
  • Successful launch in February, 1999, of the first, all-Danish satellite, Ørsted, to which Terma was the main supplier.
  • Terma takes over Per Udsen Co. Aircraft Industry at Grenaa in 1998.
  • In 1997, Terma takes over the space and defense activities of CRI in Birkerød, including subsidiaries in Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany.
  • In 1996, Terma's AN/ALQ213(V) Electronic Warfare Management System is approved by the U.S. Air Force for the subsequent installation in more than 1,000 American aircraft.
  • Agreement with NATO in 1993 on the establishment of a center for the maintenance and updating of electronics for the HAWK missile system.


The 1980s

  • With the Royal Danish Air Force, Terma develops a new concept for self-protection systems for aircraft and helicopters.
  • The development of C3 systems for the new Standard Flex 300 Royal Danish Navy vessels is initiated at a new project department in Tåstrup, near Copenhagen.
  • In 1980, the Thomas B. Thrige Foundation takes over the majority of the stocks in Terma A/S.


The 1970s

  • During this decade, Terma changes ownership several times. Under various names, the company is owned by such companies as the Dannebrog Gruppen and BW Holding.
  • In the early 1970s, Terma commences development of equipment for space purposes. This marks the beginning of Terma's participation in a variety of scientific satellite missions through the years, providing hardware as well as software systems.
  • Takeover of the Bravour company in 1977. With this takeover, Terma founds its long-term and extensive production of VHF-based communication equipment, providing major supplies to the Danish Armed Forces.
  • With the purchase of the F-16 fighter aircraft by four European countries, Terma gains a break-through in co-production of advanced aircraft electronics.
  • In connection with Denmark's purchase of Swedish Draken aircraft in the beginning of the 1970s, Terma wins its first contract for delivery of vital aircraft electronics for the Swedish Vigen aircraft.


The 1960s

  • Terma's ability to handle international programs is documented by the SeaSparrow development and production program initiated in 1969. The missile program is still active at Terma, today.
  • In 1966, Terma wins the first European contract to deliver a ground check-out system for satellites.
  • In 1961, Terma commences development of the first Doppler radar to measure the velocity of the Sidewinder.


The 1950s

  • In the 1950s, Terma starts a wide range of large-scale projects for overhaul and upgrade of radars, computer systems, and air defense systems for the Danish Armed Forces. The first radar systems are mainly navigation radars for minor vessels.


The 1940s

  • In 1949, Terma is converted into a limited liability company named "Fabrik for Måleinstrumenter TERMA A/S".
  • In 1944, Terma is founded in Århus by the brothers Orla and Svend Aage Jørgensen as a small local mechanical shop. The product range includes gas cylinders and autoclaves as well as thermometers and manometers - inspiring the name Terma.


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