IDS Group of Companies
The IDS group has grown from a single company founded in 1980 to the present. This growth includes the formation of a number of subsidiaries in key locations around the world that enable IDS to be closer and more accessible to its international clients. With a knowledge of local business customs and procedures, and the advantage of being in a similar time zone, subsidiaries and filed offices are able to provide faster and more appropriate responses to our clients’ needs.
In 2010 IDS started it’s internationalization process, opening subsidiaries in four different continents and acquiring a number of companies very experienced in niche areas such as robotics and unmanned systems, satellite communications and systems management software. These companies have then been integrated and complement the IDS’s capabilities, provide specialist knowledge in their fields, and enable IDS to offer a wide range of solutions to clients.
IDS has added a number of offices and laboratories in Italy in addition to its headquarters in Pisa.
STARS Railway Systems is a consortium that has been formed by IDS and Intecs to develop and manufacture radar based safety systems for railways.
Through STARS, IDS is installing and maintaining safety systems for level crossings in Italy and abroad.
ROB.INT was formed starting from an acquisition of a laboratory specialized in robotic systems and unmanned air, ground and underwater platforms.
It is now working in coordination with the IDS Aeronautical and Unmanned System Division and is tasked to support developing air, ground and underwater unmanned systems.
IDS Offices in Italy
IDS is headquartered in Pisa. The Pisa office is the largest IDS office, with around 200 staff.
The location includes various laboratories, a large anechoic chamber and an aeronautical hangar for UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles development.
IDS Australasia is based in Brisbane, Australia, from where it provides IDS solutions, services and support in the Australasia region. It is also the location of one of IDS’s ICAO recognized flight procedure design centers.
IDS North America Is headquartered in Ottawa and also has an office in Montreal. As well as providing a local IDS presence in North America and the Caribbean, IDS NA also hosts one of IDS’s ICAO recognized flight procedure design centers.
IDS Korea is based in Daejeon, South Korea, where it provides support and services to local clients in the Korean market.
R&D Laboratories and Offices
The IDS Rome comprises part of the development and production activities of RPAS – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems and also hosts the IDS Training Academy, an Unmanned Aerial System – UAS pilot and mission operator school. IDS Rome is also performs research and development into SATCOM, from the initial prototypes through to full solutions.
- Via Carciano, 69 – 00131 Roma, Lazio, (Italy)
The IDS Naples, located in Campania region, develops firmware as well as processing software for the company’s radar systems.
- Viale Fulco Ruffo di Calabria – 80144 Napoli (Italy)
Catanzaro is located in Calabria region in the toe of Italy and is the home of an IDS laboratory which performs research and development into the potential uses of smart materials. This includes the research of the use of radar shielding materials and frequency selective surfaces as well as materials for absorbing unwanted signals from Instrument Landing Systems (ILS).
Via Nazionale 56, Montepaone – 88060, Catanzaro (Italy)
Grottaglie in Apulia, Italy’s “heel”, is the location of an IDS site that occupies a hangar at Marcello Arlotta Airport – LIBG. It comprises part of the development and production activities of RPAS – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems and also hosts the IDS Training Academy, an Unmanned Aerial System – UAS pilot and mission operator school. One main advantage of its location is that the airspace above the airport is designated as a special segregated zone and designed specifically testing flying objects.
Grottaglie (TA) Office
Aeroporto Marcello Arlotta – 74023, Grottaglie Taranto (Italy)
T. +39 050 312 4906