Taufkirchen, 20 July 2021 – The sensor solution provider HENSOLDT supports the association Lachen helfen e.V., a private initiative of German soldiers to help children in war and crisis areas. HENSOLDT CEO Thomas Müller handed over a symbolic cheque for a donation of 8,000 euros to the chairman of Lachen helfen e.V., Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Roderich Thien.Since 2018, HENSOLDT has been a supporting member of Lachen helfen e.V. with an annual donation of 10,000 euros. Under the patronage of the German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, soldiers and police officers provide humanitarian aid in the country of deployment. Wherever German soldiers and police officers are deployed, Lachen Helfen e.V. supports children in need.
"As a pioneer of technologies and innovations in the field of defence and security electronics, we see it as our duty to support our troops in the areas of deployment," says Thomas Müller. "Through our sponsoring membership with Lachen helfen e.V., we create better future prospects for children in need in crisis areas."
Lachen helfen e.V. focuses on the construction of schools, orphanages and hospitals in the respective area of operation. Planning, implementation and completion are closely accompanied by German soldiers and police officers. Currently, the focus is on Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan and the Balkans. In Afghanistan, for example, a school could be reopened in Kabul in 2020 that had been destroyed by bombings in 2017, with the support of Lachen helfen e.V..
Soldiers and police officers determine the projects and the need for aid on site themselves, in close coordination with the Operations Command. In this way, fast, flexible and unbureaucratic aid can be ensured in cooperation with the soldiers in the area of operations.
HENSOLDT takes its responsibility as part of civil society and a sustainable company very seriously. The company has set itself the goal of pioneering technologies and human potential that promote the protection of all species worldwide. At the same time, its activities serve the higher purpose of securing the freedom and future of our planet, our nature and our lives. Social commitment is one of HENSOLDT's core ethical priorities.
HENSOLDT is a German champion in the defence industry with a leading market position in Europe and a global reach. Headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich/Germany, the company develops sensor solutions for defence and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT also continuously expands its Cyber portfolio and develops new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cybersecurity. With more than 5,600 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.2 billion euros in 2020. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the SDAX stock market index there.
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