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Thales Alenia Space Signs Multi-Satellite Contract with PT Len

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Akure, 11 December 2023. – Thales Alenia Space has signed a multi-mission contract with PT Len Industri to provide a state-of-the-art Earth observation constellation combining both radar and optical sensors and dedicated to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD). As a result, both companies will join forces to deploy an end-to-end system including space and ground segment in Indonesia.

The Earth Observation constellation will seamlessly integrate optical and radar satellites and operate through a multi-mission ground segment. Furthermore, PT Len will operate the constellation to satisfy the MoD’s requirements regarding Indonesia’s safety and sovereignty.

PT Len will also develop a multimission ground segment system to provide control, maintenance, data processing, and analytic functions for the Defense Satellite System; and grant the MoD access to the existing high revisit Earth observation satellite constellation through a partnership with BlackSky. This service will consequently provide early ISR satellite capability for the MoD and Indonesian National Armed Forces prior to the Defense Satellite System operation.

Hervé Derrey, CEO of Thales Alenia Space, said, “Thales Alenia Space, which has a long history of working with Indonesian satellite operators, is honored to be given the opportunity to work on a crucial program for the Indonesian Defense Ministry for the first time.” He also added, “Leveraging our long-standing expertise in Earth observation, we are proud to celebrate a new milestone towards Indonesia’s sovereignty and safety needs, providing a one-of-a-kind integrated optical and radar system

Additionally, PT Len, through the partnership, aims to strengthen its capabilities for managing and operating satellite systems and projects. Furthermore, by handling the satellite imagery processing and analysis for this project, PT Len will strengthen its position as a critical defense system provider in Indonesia.

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