Cassidian is proud to participate at the 50th edition of the Paris International Air Show held at Le Bourget Exhibition Center between the 17th and the 23rd June 2013. Cassidian has evolved dramatically to deliver innovation wherever it matters: in its technologies, its range of expertise and business approach. At the occasion of Paris Airshow 2013, Cassidian demonstrates its innovation breakthroughs, new programs and projects.
CATS — Operating a fleet of about 150 aircraft and logging a total of nearly 45,000 flight hours per year, Cassidian Aviation Training Services (CATS) is the trusted partner of the French Army on the Cognac-based Air Force Pilot School since 2006.
Supporting practically all pilot training in the French Armed Forces, this unit of Cassidian in France operates over several French air bases such as Cognac, (Southwestern France) Avord (Central France, near Bourges), Salon-de-Provence (Southeastern France), Lanveoc-Poulmic and Lann-Bihoué (Brittany).
In Salon-de-Provence, CATS is in charge of the provision and maintenance of aircraft destined to the training of officer cadets and combat systems officers.
In Lanvéoc-Poulmic, the contract includes in-flight selection of trainee pilots by the French Naval Aviation service. In Avord and Lann-Bihoué, CATS supports the French Navy’s Xingu aircraft fleet (41 aircraft).
In Cognac, CATS provides fleets of aircraft and flight training systems for daily use at the Air Force pilot school, as well as operational maintenance.
Cassidian’s Air Services business line now ranks among the leading operators in France, with a global fleet second only to Air France.
Cassidian presents its TANAN 300 new-generation compact VTOL Tactical UAS (Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial System) for maritime and land missions. Designed in close collaboration with potential customers in order to match their specific requirements, TANAN 300 is a real ‘eye in the sky’ thanks to a full HD imagery chain and to its main payload which allows an easy switch between EO/IR (Electro-Optical and Infra-Red) high-definition cameras.
A very versatile system, TANAN 300 is designed to be flexible and also includes very high-capability payloads, such as an AIS (Automatic Identification System), an IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) system, a maritime radar, an electronic surveillance system and a direction finder, to suit all needs.
It is intended to carry out Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions for armies and navies, as well as civilian assignments. It can endure missions lasting over eight hours while providing full HD colour video in real time at maximum range.
Developed to reliably and consistently fulfil operational requirements, the TANAN 300 is a high-performance tactical UAS, integrating a powerful, safe and highly reliable genuine diesel engine. Boasting open, modular architecture and the latest generation of proven equipment, the TANAN 300 is capable of completing missions with ranges of up to 100 nm/180 km and a 50 kg payload.
Packed inside a shelter or a vessel, the TANAN 300 overall system is manageable by one operator and can be deployed in unprepared areas and/or at sea. The TANAN 300 is specifically equipped for operating at temperatures of between -20°C and +50°C and in challenging weather conditions.
The ground control system is set up to reduce the operator workload to a minimum thanks to a user-friendly human-machine interface that displays all necessary information on one straightforward double screen. Moreover, information can be exported via video transmission to a remote command and control station.
For the last ten years, Cassidian has deployed very substantial development efforts in order to acquire an independent industrial and technological capacity in Europe in the field of UAVs, capable of rivalling the world’s major players, namely the United States and Israel. Today, Cassidian is Europe’s leading UAV manufacturer, delivering a complete range of tailor-made solutions to both military and civil customers.
Fulfilling the operational requirements of next decades and providing complete operational sovereignty, the Cassidian proposal for a Future European medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft system is now offered to European governments, namely Germany and France, with a wide open scope to industrial collaboration within Europe.
Cassidian’s leading role in driving the development of unmanned flight technologies is underlined by the technology demonstrator “Sagitta” which is also on display. “Sagitta” represents an innovative airframe concept which is used by Cassidian and collaborating industry and university partners to develop intelligent solutions in core areas such as stealth UAS, autonomous flight and data transmission.
In a complex and unstable world, Cassidian customers need a trustful partner, ready to provide innovative solutions to face today’s Security threats.
Cyber attacks today affect all sectors, especially those with high added value, including aeronautics. Be it airports, manufacturers or operators, all are threatened by the risk of intrusion into their systems by malware and viruses which can modify the data transmitted, steal sensitive and confidential data and jeopardise the health of the organisation being targeted.
Given that the victims of these attacks need trusted partners with the expertise to implement a complete reaction plan, Cassidian CyberSecurity has developed a comprehensive approach.
Combining high-level human expertise with completely new processes and tools to effectively combat the attacks, this approach comprises seven steps ranging from awareness raising to post-recovery remote-monitoring.
On the Touch Table, Cassidian CyberSecurity presents all of these tools, in particular Cymerius, a key component of real-time supervision of the most sensitive networks, providing the operators with a detailed reaction plan.
On 29 April last, Cassidian CyberSecurity announced the acquisition of Arkoon Network Security, one of the key players in network security, information systems protection and data confidentiality. Six months after the acquisition of Netasq, this buyout is an additional strategic step in the growth of Cassidian CyberSecurity, confirming its aim of developing a European industrial base of cyber security products and solutions.
Cassidian will be presenting together with Astrium Services its Secure MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) solution. The Secure MVNO complements existing public safety radio networks by using commercial broadband mobile networks. It ensures maximum coverage as it uses several choices of network, not just one. In combination with Astrium Services’ solutions, Cassidian is able to provide resilient satellite connections and manage access to commercial networks to further complement data services. And since this approach does not rely on a single network, it also optimises availability. This is a clear path to broadband data services of the future. Instead of each organisation making a separate deal with a mobile operator, the PMR (Professional Mobile Radio) operator can extend its services to Secure MVNO, organise a global deal with commercial operators and offer broadband capacity to its subscribers.
DEMONSTRATIONS & DISPLAYS
Several exhibits, demonstrations and static displays will be visible at the EADS Pavilion, as well as at the EADS stand located in hall 2A, including mock-ups of the Cassidian UAS family such as the TANAN 300, the Tracker mini UAS and a scale model of the Sagitta concept.
A SurveyCopter Copter4 VTOL will operate demonstration flights in Southeastern France with live relays to the Air Show EADS pavilion from where it will actually be controlled and flown. Similarly, a Cassidian Eagle Vision commercial satellite imagery downlink ground system will be deployed in the EADS pavilion, providing live satellite images.
A Cassidian Aviation Training Services (CATS) Cirrus SR 20 training aircraft will be offered on static display as well as a Harfang French Air Force MALE UAV (Medium Altitude Long Endurance). Demonstrations of Cassidian’s Touchlab including virtual reality shows of the SimFac Training Simulation system (French Air Force Training) will be held at the EADS Pavilion.
Cassidian, the defence division of EADS, is a worldwide leader in defence and security solutions. The company delivers advanced defence systems along the whole action chain from sensors through command & control systems to combat aircraft and unmanned air systems. In the area of security, Cassidian provides customers worldwide with border surveillance systems, cyber security solutions and secure communications. In 2012, Cassidian – with around 23,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.7 billion.