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Thales Alenia Space Signs Phase B2 Study Contract for Interface Between Cosmo-SkyMed and CSO Observation Systems - Thales Alenia Space Italia has signed a contract with OCCAR-EA, called MUSIS Federating Activities Phase B2, which aims at providing the customers with the definition of the CIL (Common Interoperability Layer) - ThalesAleniaSpace.com
Thales Alenia Space Signs Phase B2 Study Contract for Interface Between Cosmo-SkyMed and CSO Observation Systems

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Cannes, Côte d’Azur, France, 2014/10/17 - Thales Alenia Space Italia has signed a contract with OCCAR-EA, called MUSIS Federating Activities Phase B2, which aims at providing the customers with the definition of the CIL (Common Interoperability Layer) - ThalesAleniaSpace.com. Euronext: HO

   
 
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In the frame of the MUSIS (MUltinational Space-based Imaging System) program, Thales Alenia Space Italia has signed a contract with OCCAR-EA, (Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation), called MUSIS Federating Activities Phase B2, which aims at providing the customers with the definition of the CIL (Common Interoperability Layer). The CIL will guarantee the operational interconnection between the components in a joint Franco-Italian dual (civil-military) imaging system, comprising the Italian dual system CSG (Second-Generation Cosmo-SkyMed) and the French military system CSO (Optical Space Component, a Helios follow-on).

The Phase B2 contract, which is a 10-month duration contract budgeted at 2.5 million Euros, is designed to consolidate the previous phase, so called Phase B1. It will define the technical characteristics needed for the future development of the CIL, while also providing a detailed cost analysis to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of the proposed solution, in order to support the decision-making process for the subsequent implementation phase.

As for MUSIS Phase B1, Thales Alenia Space was confirmed as representative of the Temporary Business Grouping (RTI), including Airbus Defense and Space. Thales Alenia Space will represent the Grouping in dealing with the Contracting Authority (OCCAR-EA), and will be responsible for the technical coordination of the study. Telespazio will be involved, as subcontractor to Thales Alenia Space.

The MUSIS program was established in 2006 to meet military observation needs of six countries: Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Greece. The program’s initial aim was the development of a unified system that would allow mutual access to the different national defense observation systems, including both optical and radar (SAR, or Synthetic Aperture Radar) observation data. With the number of participating countries subsequently decreasing, due to different national operational needs and development schedules, the program had to apply a more limited concept.

Italy and France decided to continue the study through a bilateral defense agreement, based on a Common Interoperability Layer (CIL) to ensure the interoperability of the user ground segments of the national CSO and CSG systems.

The development of the CIL is closely linked to the new generations of radar and optical Earth observation satellites CSG and CSO in which Thales Alenia Space is deeply involved as satellite or instrument prime. It is designed to reduce operating costs, while also increasing capabilities to support national defense and security. In addition, the strategic value of the CIL should be viewed in a broader European perspective, in virtue of its potential expandability to other countries participating in the MUSIS program.

The development of the second-generation Cosmo-SkyMed and CSO systems takes on strategic value for Italy and France, not only at a domestic level, but also in a broader European context. It will all the more enable the success of the bilateral cooperation already existing between Italy and France in terms of communications satellites, through programs such as Athena-Fidus and Sicral. It will also be an important tool for cooperation between the armed forces of the participating countries. Regarding Cosmo-Skymed Second Generation, Italy is already applying a very proactive policy in these areas, as shown by the agreements existing with France and Poland.

About Thales Alenia Space
Thales Alenia Space (thalesaleniaspace.com), a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), is a key European player in space telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration and orbital infrastructures. Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio form the two parent companies' “Space Alliance”, which offers a complete range of services and solutions. Because of its unrivaled expertise in dual (civil/military) missions, constellations, flexible payloads, altimetry, meteorology and high-resolution optical and radar instruments, Thales Alenia Space is the natural partner to countries that want to expand their space program. The company posted consolidated revenues in excess of 2 billion euros in 2013, and has 7,500 employees in six countries.

Thales Alenia Space Press Contacts:
Tarik Lahlou
T: +33(0)4 92 92 68 45 - E: tarik.lahlou[.]thalesaleniaspace.com.

Tiziana Ebano
T: +39 06 41 51 25 74 - E: tiziana.ebano[.]thalesaleniaspace.com.

 
 
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