The city of Paris provided the location for the 2022 Eurosatory event, from 13-17 June at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. The 5-day event, dedicated to the air and airland defense and security sectors, highlighted tech innovation and its impact on modern warfare for joint air and land operations. This year, the show attracted over 98,000 attendees from 153 countries on a mission to discover more about the latest advancements in the defense and security sectors. And there was a lot to see.
ST Engineering and ST Engineering iDirect Europe both featured at the event and showcased the latest innovations in defense technology and in particular the ground segment technology for satellite communication networks. STE iDirect Europe fully engages with EU and European member states government and defense satellite programs and attracted main interest from national delegations and visitors displaying capabilities to build secure, resilient and agile satellite networks that meet the need of end-users deployed in conflicts and disasters across the globe today and tomorrow. With the upcoming EU programs to build EU autonomy and resilience against threats ST Engineering iDirect Europe has innovative New Ground capabilities to contribute to the secure satellite networks in terms of baseband technology, secure and protected waveforms and satellite network technology that can connect to the multi-orbit New Space capabilities.
Noting New Threats
The conference itself covered a broad range of topics that spanned from geostrategy to public safety and cybersecurity and tackled issues of defense, security and sustainable development within the European region.
One of the important aspects of the event was the sharing of information that takes place both during the conference and on the show floor. An important message that came out of the show was that, with the increase in use of technology and the pace of innovation that it brings, there is also the potential for increased security threats. One of the major recent threats that is emerging is that of the explosive growth of Unmanned Vehicles (UxVs) for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) which has become a focus for adversaries that wish to use the technology maliciously. The costs of manufacturing these systems, which used to serve as a barrier to entry for many, are tumbling. These unmanned systems can become a threat on land, in the air, at sea, and even underwater, making it even more critical to protect assets with a multi-layered security and resiliency approach that we are focused on at ST Engineering iDirect. Learn more with our whitepaper, Gaining the Operational Advantage Through Innovation Milsatcom Networks.
Our Government Team was on hand throughout the event, located in the Belgian Security & Defence Industry (BSDI) pavilion. We showcased our latest modems: SWaP-optimized 950mp modem board and 9350 rackmount modem – both embedded with a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified (#3056) TRANSEC module (E0002268), the compact iQ 200 modem board featuring OpenAMIP mobility, and the “multi-personality” MDM3315 modem board compatible across our Dialog and Velocity platforms.
This year, our parent company, ST Engineering, was also featured at the show and highlights on their stand included:
The Bronco All Terrain Tracked Carrier – proven and battle tested, fully amphibious all-terrain armored vehicle designed to navigate the adverse environments topped with a satellite communication-on-the-move (COTM) terminal to provide mission-critical communications and support mobility applications.
The Starlight 1000 Manpack Terminal which is equipped with a high-performance parabolic antenna and designed for tri-band operations across Ku, Ka and X-bands.
The Flat Panel Tactical Manpack Terminal which features high-efficiency planar array and is designed for portability and quick deployment.
Once again, Eurosatory proved to be an invaluable event for the government and defense sector and we look forward to participating again in 2024.