Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH formed May 1969 by merger of Messerschmitt-Bölkow and Hamburger Flugzeugbau, adding on 1 January 1981 all shares of VFW. Formed numerous groups and divisions, including Helicopter and Military Aircraft Group, major programmes Tornado, F-104G, F-4F/RF-4E, BO 105 and (with Kawasaki) BK 117, (with Aerospatiale) Eurocopter Tiger and (with HAL of India) ALH, and Transport Aircraft Group, major programmes Airbus family, Transall and Fokker 100. In September 1989 MBB was taken over by DASA.

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