Leonardo has been chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to conduct a study into the management of data security for the Galileo European navigation satellite program.
Leonardo will develop benchmark architecture and define requirements and processes for managing the programme's information security, in accordance with recent European cyber regulations.
Leonardo’s aim is to support the ESA by defining a state-of-the-art security monitoring system for Galileo, taking into account new mission requirements and new security standards and procedures relevant to the European satellite network.
"The cyber security of Space infrastructure is more critical than ever before. Protecting it against cyber threats has become essential," said Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo.
Galileo, which started delivering services in December 2016, is a global navigation and localization satellite system that will provide Europe with an independent and highly accurate positioning service.
The program is managed by the European Commission, which has delegated the technical development and deployment of infrastructure to the ESA.
Galileo will provide reliable and accurate services for citizens, transport, telecommunications, security, emergency management, search and rescue, companies, banks and utilities. Leonardo has been a key industrial partner throughout the life of the Galileo programme, providing operational and logistical management from Telespazio, through Spaceopal, focusing on the development of innovative services, especially for government customers and operators with special security requirements, who will use the Galileo PRS signal.
Leonardo also provides the attitude sensors which control the position of the satellites and the hydrogen atomic clocks that accurately mark the time, as well as a receiver for PRS services.
Airbus has won UK ministry of defence contract to replace the current Skynet 5 network military satellite communications capability with new Skynet 6A satellite. The British Ministry of Defence said it opted for the noncompetitive route with Airbus, in part, to maintain domestic space capabilities,
A SpaceX Falcon rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on Monday to boost a classified spy satellite into orbit for the US military then turned around and touched down at a nearby landing pad. SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive US payload, known as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk, various media reported today
Northrop Grumman has won a Missile Defense Agency contract to carry out repairs and maintenance in orbit for the US Space Tracking and Surveillance System. The company has received a Missile Defense Agency contract to carry out repairs and maintenance in orbit for the US Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS)
One of the world's most impenetrable satellite communications systems, built by Lockheed Martin to serve the U.S
Five South Korean military satellites will be launched by 2022 to deter North Korea's evolving security threats, Yonhap News said quoting military officers. "The state arms procurement agency will sign a contract with a private company for the project in October, and its development is to be led by Agency for Defense Development (ADD)," the news agency said quoting an unnamed military officer
Russia will launch a total of 11 military satellites by 2015, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. Speaking at a meeting on the development of the Russian satellite fleet, Putin said five military satellites have already joined Russias orbital group in 2013 and that five more will be added to it before the year is out
Leonardo has won a contract to deliver Information Management software to six Collins-class submarines operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The contract, called ‘Submarine Communication Information Exchange Management (SCIEM), is part of Australias Project SEA1439 Phase 5B2 upgrade programme
Japan to Develop AI-based System to Counter Cyber Attacks
Yemen Strikes Riyadh With Locally-made Drones, Ballistic Missiles
Japan To Improve Electronic Warfare Capabilities of Fighter Fleet
China’s Norinco Marks First Export of HJ-12 'Javelin Copycat' Anti-tank Guided Missile...
Chinese Military Docs Develop Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine
China Replaces Russian Engine in J-10C Jet With Locally-made WS-10 Taihang
Syria Destroys 6 Turkish Combat Drones, Turkish F-16s Down 2 Syrian Su-24
Russia’s Buk-M3 Air Defense System to Debut at Victory Day Parade
After laying to rest its pacifist post-World War II posture since the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to...
China is pulling off the impossible- selling arms to nations it is in conflict with over its claim in the...
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...