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Orolia provides solutions for the EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system for European defense

By ET Bureau - February 18, 2021 2 Mins Read

Orolia provides solutions for the EU's Galileo satellite navigation system for European defense

Orolia has been selected for the GEODE project through France-based Orolia Systèmes & Solutions (O2S) to provide European standardized and independent receiver functions for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) for the Develop Galileo satellite navigation (PRS) for military applications.

The GEODE  (Galileo for EU Defense) program aims to promote the competitiveness and innovation of the PNT defense industry in the European Union.

The GEODE working group will prototype, test and qualify military PNT technologies and resources such as PRS security modules, PRS receivers, GPS / Galileo PRS-compatible CRPA antennas (Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna) and the development of a European PNT -Test and qualification system support.

As part of this consortium, Orolia brings its proven track record of developing Galileo-based applications and integrating custom signals for commercial and defense- critical infrastructures to the GEARS program  and will now focus on the military use of the PRS signal by adding directs the key timing and synchronization applications in the GEODE program.

This new PRS support and qualification infrastructure ensures that the necessary safety resources are in place for operational tests, and the PNT test profiles are defined for marine, land and remotely controlled aircraft platforms.

Applications envisaged for these emerging technologies and capabilities include tactical drones, military satellite and space technologies, unmanned ground vehicles, high-precision missile systems, state-of-the-art naval platforms, airborne electronic warfare solutions, resilient networks, cyber situational awareness and the latest active stealth technologies .

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This project is funded by the European Defense Industrial Development Program (EDIDP) under Grant Agreement No.EDIDP-PNTSCC-2019-039-GEODE with around EUR 44 million.

“We are proud to support the development of future resilient military technologies that will contribute to greater security in the European Union,” said Jean-Yves Courtois , CEO of Orolia the privileged position of being able to offer the most advanced technologies for timing, synchronization and GNSS test and simulation, including encrypted GPS and Galileo signals. “


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