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Thales gets Syracuse 4 ground segment work

21st June 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Thales has received a contract from the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to design and build the ground segment for the next-generation Syracuse 4 satellite communication system for the French armed forces.

Syracuse 4 will provide the French armed forces with significantly enhanced communication capabilities between mainland France and remote theatres of operations as well as locally within theatres.

The capability will rely on the System21 highly secure transmission system to guarantee the availability and confidentiality of all communications and protection against jamming, interference, interception, detection and cyber attacks.

Thales Alenia Space will participate in the design of the ground segment, and will be responsible for the management of the mission and enable the consistency of this kind of management in the frame of the onboard and ground contract for Syracuse 4 programme.


Thales has been the prime contractor for the Syracuse 3 ground segment since 2004. Syracuse 4 will come online in 2023.

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