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15 July 2014
Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space’s Security Data Fusion System for the Finnish Air Force has passed Factory Acceptance Test

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Summary

Comprehensive picture of national security situation in real time.

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The Multi-Sensor Tracking System (MST) for the Finnish Armed Forces has successfully passed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) on schedule and thus reached an important milestone.

This data fusion system is creating a nationwide comprehensive security situation picture in real time: It will enable the Finnish Armed Forces to coordinate all sensors and command and control systems. This ensures quick force deployment and decision making at all levels, improving interoperability and protection decisively.

The Finnish Air Force Materiel Command has awarded Airbus Defence and Space in 2010 a contract valued at € 43 million to implement the second phase of a distributed data-fusion system under the designation Multi-Sensor Tracking System (MST) until 2016. The current FAT is an important milestone in this project. The first phase had been awarded in 2004 and was concluded successfully end of 2009 after extensive field trials.

The MST is one of the most sophisticated data fusion systems in Europe in terms of numbers and kinds of integrated sensors. The system concept takes advantage from the company’s skills in sensor technologies and its participation in several sensor-fusion programmes.

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

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