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Thales and Telespazio win €159m Italian defense contract

Berlin, 17 June 2021. – Italian line-up: The Italian Ministry of Defense awarded Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio to build its secure Sicral 3 satellite and ground system, Thales announced.

Covering the development of phases B and C, the contract is worth a total of approximately €159 million, Thales said.

Sicral stands for Italian System for Secure Communications and Alerts and deploys geostationary satellites for confidential strategic and tactical communications, to support defense missions both in Italy and abroad, Thales explained.

Sicral 3 is designed to meet Italian defense communications and interoperability requirements. Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio formed their “Space Alliance” to develop the program.

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