Cannes, October 15, 2018 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in United States, has chosen Thales to develop and build an operational ground station in the southwest part of the country, at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, to track Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites* operating in medium Earth orbit (MEO). The ground station will receive and process 406 MHz distress beacon signals from the MEO satellites being tracked, and relay them to the US SARSAT (Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking) program’s Mission Control Center (USMCC), via US government communication links, for validation and distribution to rescue authorities. This ground station will be designated the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southwest USA Medium-Earth Orbit Local User Terminal (SUSA MEOLUT), and will be an integral part of the MEO-based ground system operated by the USMCC.
Thales have created a cloud-based source of military intelligence for the oceans. Developed partly in hackathons by the Ecole 42, the Cloud of the Sea platform is continuously refined by users, using a “practice not theory” approach, with clients stating their needs and programmers finding solutions. Here’s more.
Digital transformation is one of the most important challenges facing forces today. Only through the experimentation of new and disruptive technologies will maritime forces be able to stay ahead and maintain operational advantage…
Thales Alenia Space is taking part in TurkmenTEL 2018, the 11th international conference on telecommunications, telemetry, information technologies and broadcasting equipment. The event, which takes place in Turkmenistan on October 10 & 11, brings together key players in these sectors and offers a prime opportunity to meet delegations from Turkmenistan and Central Asia. Thales Alenia Space will be showcasing its solutions for earth observation and high-speed satellite Internet access, along with the TürkmenÄlem52E success-story.
Presented in collaboration with the Australian Army, Land Forces 2018 is an international industry exposition to showcase equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific.