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Thales Alenia Space welcome European Commission plan supporting collaborative defence research and development projects

Cannes, July 22, 2022 – On July 20, the Commission announced plans to grant a total EU funding of almost €1.2 billion supporting 61 collaborative defence research and development projects selected following the first ever calls for proposals under the European Defence Fund (EDF 2021).

Among the selected projects, EuroHAPS (High altitude platform systems demonstration) will provide airborne technology demonstrators to improve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.

Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%) is pleased to announce that the company has been selected as coordinator of a European consortium whose aim is to develop several stratospheric demonstrators embarking different missions.

Thales Alenia Space thanks the European Commission as well as the French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian and Czech Ministries of Defense for their trust.

 

ABOUT THALES ALENIA SPACE
Drawing on over 40 years of experience and a unique combination of skills, expertise and cultures, Thales Alenia Space delivers cost-effective solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Governments and private industry alike count on Thales Alenia Space to design satellite-based systems that provide anytime, anywhere connections and positioning, monitor our planet, enhance management of its resources, and explore our Solar System and beyond. Thales Alenia Space sees space as a new horizon, helping to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space also teams up with Telespazio to form the parent companies’ Space Alliance, which offers a complete range of services. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues of approximately 2.15 billion euros in 2021 and has around 8,900 employees in 10 countries with 17 sites in Europe and a plant in the US.

 

THALES ALENIA SPACE – PRESS CONTACTS

Sandrine Bielecki    
Tel : +33 (0)4 92 92 70 94    
sandrine.bielecki@thalesaleniaspace.com

Catherine des Arcis    
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 92 72 82    
catherine.des-arcis@thalesaleniaspace.com