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Airbus Defence and Space, Telespazio France Consortium Awarded Space-Based Maritime Surveillance Service Contract

: Jun 12, 2016 - : 6:49 am

A four-year contract for the provision of a satellite-based maritime surveillance service for the French Navy has been awarded to an Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio consortium. A follow-up to Trimaran 1 contract, the new Trimaran 2 contract will allow maritime zone commanders to access optical and radar imaging and AIS (Automatic Identification System) data to enhance the effectiveness of national maritime missions. France has an economic exclusion zone covering more than 11 million km², the second largest in the world behind the United States.


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