Security Expertise and Solutions at MILIPOL 2011
Paris, 19 October 2011.
At the “MILIPOL 2011” security exhibition in Paris, Cassidian
presented on its stand an entire range of integrated defence and security
solutions for internal State security. In an increasingly open and therefore
more vulnerable global environment, Cassidian is today developing tomorrow’s
solutions to secure and protect international territories and their citizens.
In a variety of display zones at its stand, Cassidian is
presenting its know-how and innovative solutions for integrated homeland
security: intelligence and surveillance, command-and-control systems, secure
communications, simulation and system integration, border security and cyber
To illustrate its technological progress and display its
solutions interactively, Cassidian is presenting 3D crisis management and
emergency intervention, large event security and advanced cyber security
scenarios in its TouchLab.
Today, governments and homeland security authorities face the
challenge of protecting their territory and their citizens against increasingly
dangerous and severe threats. As a world leader in global security systems and
solutions, Cassidian is their partner of confidence in combating all types of
aggression that could endanger their territory and the civilian population.
Cassidian experts have been working for decades on solutions
for today’s and tomorrow’s threats: terrorist attacks, biological and chemical
threats, piracy, etc.
Cassidian in Élancourt
In a sustainable, scalable initiative, Cassidian helped to
set up the PPSL (Pôle Pilote de Sécurité Locale – Pilot Centre for Urban
Security) in partnership with the Élancourt (78) city council and the
metropolitan area of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines. The PPSL is a test centre for
innovative urban security technology dedicated to the multi-stage assessment of
new urban security technologies in real- life conditions: the police-public
relationship with the support of new information and communication technologies,
the protection of the population, the video protection of towns and the
deployment of mobile command resources.
As a systems integrator, Cassidian is working for the PPSL to
develop public security solutions based on the requirements expressed by its
customers. Among the new solutions on its stand at MILIPOL, Cassidian is
presenting a test vehicle which is a real integration platform for new
communication and surveillance equipment in an urban environment. In a later
phase, this vehicle will enable the new equipment to be tested with the support
of the public security forces. With integrated observation sensors including a
camera for identifying registration plates, this vehicle has two workstations
that can be configured for command-and-control or analysis requirements.
As a major player in the UAS market thanks to its background
of key technologies acquired over several decades of designing manned aerial
systems, Cassidian also supports surveillance missions in the public security
domain. Another exhibit at the Cassidian stand is the short-range unmanned
aerial system DRAC (Drone de Renseignement Au Contact), from which the miniature
UAV TRACKER – among the most efficient available on the market – is derived.
60 DRAC systems have been delivered to the DGA (Direction
Générale de l’Armement) since 2009, and more than 250 air vehicles will
eventually be delivered to the Army. DRAC has been deployed in the Afghan
theatre of operations since October 2010, and has earned recognition beyond the
borders of France for its performance in the battlefield. Today, other systems
have been sold on export markets or demonstrations are in progress.
In a different class of unmanned aerial systems, Cassidian is
also offering the prototype of a new generation of
VTOL (Vertical Take Off and
Landing) UAVs. This project was born of a Research & Development study conducted
by Cassidian and EADS Innovation Works, and made its first flight in December
2010. Since then, 25 further flights have been performed with success in the
skies over France and Sweden. This highly versatile system can be adapted
equally well for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and
reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions as for civil applications.
In January 2011, this VTOL carried out a full system
demonstration with an HD data link, providing HD images in real time. Having
designed the system in close cooperation with potential customers in order to
best meet their needs, the engineers from Cassidian and Innovation Works
continued their efforts and succeeded in performing the first system
dieselisation test when the first air vehicle fitted with a diesel engine made
its maiden flight in June 2011. This makes it the very first UAS to be powered
by a diesel engine, which supplements its excellent operational ground and
all-terrain landing capabilities by making it a ‘must-have’ for army, navy and
Among other solutions for crisis situations and emergency
intervention, Cassidian is presenting products based on the three digital radio
communication standards TETRAPOL, TETRA and P25 at MILIPOL. These enable
professional security organisations to communicate efficiently with one another
and to exchange data with complete reliability and confidentiality in their
everyday missions during the course of large events or after major disasters.
The only manufacturer in the world to develop radio communication networks based
on these three standards, Cassidian is the uncontested leader in secure radio
communication networks with190 networks deployed in 67 countries.
Given that the protection of civilians is becoming more and
more difficult in view of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear,
Explosive) attacks, which are among the greatest threats to the Western world
today, Cassidian has developed ULIS (Unattended Luggage Inspection System), a
new technology that is able to detect and identify chemical products, nuclear
and biological threats, explosives and illicit substances.
This easy-to-use system comes in the shape of a compact,
portable suitcase and makes it possible to detect threats and illicit materials
that could be hidden in luggage or any other type of mobile container. Because
it takes up so little space, it is able to operate in high-risk public places
such as airports, trains or underground railway systems. The unattended luggage
inspection system ULIS thus helps put an end to false security alarms.
When in operation, the ULIS suitcase is placed beside the
suspect object (abandoned luggage, for instance) and activated from a safe
distance of 10 to 30 metres. Thanks to its neutron interrogation solution, ULIS
reliably detects and identifies explosives, chemical products, nuclear and
radioactive substances – all without an intrusive inspection.
At its MILIPOL stand, Cassidian is presenting the
solution for which it was chosen by the DGA to be prime contractor in the major
French CBRNE programme.
Based on the Biodesys solution, DETECBIO is a
system for detecting and identifying biological agents in the air in order to protect
deployed forces and critical sites. The system consists of a network of
environmental monitoring sensors, means of identifying biological agents, and an
information and supervision system that can protect people and increase
operational capacity on the deployment site in the event of a biological attack.
Besides its development and solution integration expertise,
Cassidian offers its customers training, advice and support through CASSIDIAN
Aviation Training Services (CATS) for the duration of their long-term operations.
Cassidian is also the first operator of outsourced training facilities for
military pilots in France, providing aerial systems for flight instruction and
ground training of the Armed Forces. Cassidian thus hosts hundreds of trainee
pilots at its technical training sessions, and provides the French Air Force
with new-generation aircraft and flight simulators which have clocked up 100,000
flight hours and 25,000 simulator hours respectively.
At its System Design Centre, Cassidian has a team of highly
qualified defence and security experts who specialise in defining customer
requirements and in evolving concepts and operational scenarios. These experts
are integrated right from the project inception phase. This team of
international experts give support in all strategic activities through a
dedicated unit known as OCS (Operational Consulting & Services).
On the basis of its expertise in numerous domains such as
sensors, radars and unmanned aerial systems, Cassidian offers solutions to
ensure the security of large events and protect the millions of civilians who
attend these events. Thanks to the interaction of all its global and
interconnectable solutions, Cassidian was thus able to secure the G8 summit in
Deauville, one of the most sensitive world events, in May this year.
One such solution to be presented at MILIPOL is SAMSARA®
(Système Aérien Multi senseur de Surveillance d’Analyse et de Reconnaissance
Autonome – autonomous multi-sensor aerial surveillance, analysis and
reconnaissance system). This is a complete command-and-control mission
management system designed to provide light aircraft or mission helicopters with
real-time information about the zone under observation. In emergency situations
or at large conventions, its collection of information permits perfect
coordination of the security services’ operational activities.
SAMSARA® features latest-generation sensors for comprehensive
surveillance missions and can thus provide the customs, police, fire-fighters
and coastguard with the information they need to combat illegal activities or to
ward off imminent disasters, for example. SAMSARA® can be adapted to any type of
aircraft. It is already mounted in F406 and Beechcraft 350 aircraft, and will
soon be in service on EC 135 and AS 355 helicopters.
The French Customs authorities have chosen SAMSARA® to give
their fleet a leading-edge maritime surveillance system.
Also on display at MILIPOL is
SPEXER™ 1000, a security radar for surveillance of critical infrastructures
such as oil fields, power plants, harbors, airports or military camps With an
instrumented range from 0.1 to 18 km and an extremely high update rate it is
able to detect suspicious movements in all weather conditions at a very early
stage. Thus, SPEXER™ 1000 gives police or security forces additional reaction
time in order to deal with illegal intruders.
Harfang, a MALE (medium-altitude, long-endurance) unmanned
aerial vehicle developed for the Air Force, is a further Cassidian exhibit at
MILIPOL. Tried-and-tested through battlefield deployments outside French
territory, particularly Operation Pamir in Afghanistan since 2009 and Operation
Harmattan in Libya since August 2011, Harfang has also won recognition for
homeland operations. In May, Harfang was deployed over Deauville to ensure the
security of the 37th G8 summit
Harfang thus contributed to the global security of the event,
helping to protect the 7,300 invited guests, who included politicians and
journalists, as well as the local residents.
As a major player in defence and security systems, Cassidian
uses its expertise on integrated systems to protect armed forces in operation,
critical sites, natural resources, large events and entire populations against
CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive) attacks.
Since 2009, Cassidian has been at the leading edge of IT
developments and new solutions to counter threats from the Internet. As part of
its major restructuring measures in August 2011, Cassidian set up a new unit
devoted entirely to cyber security, Cassidian Cyber Security. With more than 300
IT security experts based primarily in France, Germany and the UK, Cassidian
Cyber Security develops the dynamic solutions needed to counter today’s threats
and anticipate tomorrow’s.
At MILIPOL, using a simulated scenario of a cyber attack on
an oil rig, Cassidian presents its innovative cyber security solutions for
protecting the site and warding off the threat. A new demonstration of the
CYMERIUS® system for monitoring and controlling cyber attacks will also be
presented at MILIPOL.
Highly adaptable to structures of any kind, CYMERIUS® is an
innovative system for monitoring and controlling cyber attacks, collecting
information at a central location and alerting each player involved so that they
can respond to any invasion at extremely short notice. This decision-based
approach to security and its categorisation of incidents provides unique
proactive support for decision-makers.
Based on sophisticated encryption technology, ECTOCRYP® IP is
the only solution to allow real-time transmission of large data quantities in a
totally secure environment to meet the needs of civil, military and government
It is already in service with the law and order forces in the
UK, and in September Cassidian signed a contract with EMIRAJE Systems L.L.C. for
the provision of
ECTOCRYP® IP encryption devices to the Middle East. The ECTOCRYP® IP
solution was chosen from among a large number of products primarily because it
enables remote updating of devices via its software interfaces, which are
controlled by cryptography experts in the Armed Forces of the United Arab
Cyber threat visualisation during the
inauguration of the Cyber Operations Centre of Excellence at Khalifa University
in Abu Dhabi
The SECCOM® Secure Exchange Gateway, a flexible solution for
the exchange of secure data between different information spaces with specific
security requirements, was specially developed by Cassidian for high-security
domains. With the help of filters, this solution verifies and validates the
transfer of information from one security domain to another. It thus implements
and controls a predefined security policy for the exchange of data between
In November 2010, SECCOM® Secure Exchange Gateway was the
first product in the world to gain distinction as a “NCOIC (Network Centric
Operations Industry Consortium) certified Building Block”, the objective of
which is to guarantee the integrity of data transfer between networks with
different security levels.
Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global
security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added
products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air
systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems,
intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test
systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2010,
Cassidian – with
around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.9 billion. EADS is a global
leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group –
comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of €
45.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 121,000.
an EADS company, quickly responded to multiple requests for increased mission
critical communications capacity in the aftermath of a 6.3
earthquake that hit the country of New Zealand on February 22, 2011. The
powerful earthquake struck near Christchurch – the country's second largest city
with a population of 386,000 – taking out buildings and power lines, and
interrupting both landline and cellular networks.
- Nelly Tartivel : Nelly.Tartivel@cassidian.com -- Tel.: +33 (0) 1 61
38 70 60
- Alain Dupiech : Alain.Dupiech@cassidian.com -- Tel.: +33 (0) 1 61
38 68 77