In the Spotlight

Thales Alenia Space at IDEX defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi

In the Spotlight

Thales Alenia Space at IDEX defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi

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    Thales Alenia Space is at the IDEX International Defense Exhibition and Conference, from February 22 to 26, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, along with all main defense players in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. IDEX is organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.

    The Thales stand:

    Thales Alenia Space's corner showcases its latest high-resolution radar and optical observation technologies. In fact, the company has just rolled out a new product in the optical range, Earth-Observer Optical. The French-Italian joint venture also spotlighted its technology on Cosmo-SkyMed, a constellation of four satellites featuring synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payloads, built by Thales Alenia Space for the Italian space agency and defense ministry.

    Earth-Observer Optical

    Thales Alenia Space also shows delegations from the MENA region its expertise in end-to-end telecom satellite systems for both military and dual (civil/military) applications, including all associated services. This important trade show is above all an excellent opportunity for Thales Alenia Space to meet delegations from countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as surrounding regions, who have all scheduled meetings at IDEX.


    Watch a video highlighting Thales Alenia Space's expertise in the fields of Earth Observation:

    Thales Alenia Space's military expertise

    Sicral 2

    Thales Alenia Space's military expertise:

    • Prime contractor and exclusive supplier of France's "milsatcom" systems for 30 years (Syracuse 1, 2, 3).
    • Industrial partner in Europe's first collaboration (Franco-Italian) for military and dual space communications (Sicral 2, Athena Fidus).
    • Prime contractor for all very-high-resolution instruments in French intelligence satellites (Helios, Pleiades, CSO families).
    • Prime contractor for the Spirale early warning satellites.
    • In charge of ground segments for the EGNOS and Galileo satellite navigation systems (security and guaranteed signal integrity).
    • World leader in space altimetry.
    • Contributor to export defense and dual systems (SAR Lupe, Comsat BW, Yahsat 1A and 1B, Koreasat 5, Star One C1 and C2)

    All payloads on French and Italian defense satellites are built by Thales Alenia Space, spanning telecommunications, observation, intelligence, early warning and altimetry.