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ONERA, a key player in aeronautics and space research, employs approximately 2000 people. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Defense, it has a budget of EUR 230 million, of which more than half comes from commercial contracts. As a State Expert, ONERA prepares future defense, meets the aerospace challenges of the future, and contributes to the competitiveness of the aerospace industry. It masters all disciplines and technologies in the field.

All major civil and military aerospace programs in France and Europe share part of ONERA’s DNA: Ariane, Airbus, Falcon, Rafale, missiles, helicopters, engines, radars, etc.

Internationally renowned and having often received awards, its researchers train many doctoral students.