Airbus Defence and Space is a global space industry leader in satellite navigation, possessing all the necessary skills & capabilities to support the successful implementation of satellite navigation systems, used to provide Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions to all users.  Airbus Defence and Space is actively involved in the up-stream, providing both space and ground infrastructure and down-stream developing robust, resilient receiver solutions.


Galileo System             


Outstanding expertise and major contributions to Galileo 1st Generation system development for more than 20 years

Lead for Galileo 2nd Generation System Engineering contracts 

Galileo Satellites

Prime contractor for the first two Galileo test satellites

Prime contractor for the first four satellites of Galileo 1st generation

Prime contractor for 6 satellites for the Galileo 2nd generation

Galileo Ground Segment

Long heritage (>15 years) of development, integration, test and day-to-day maintenance of the Galileo 1st Generation Ground Control Segment.

Looking at major evolutions for the Galileo 2nd Generation Ground Segment (Mission & Control).


Prime contractor for the new system generation EGNOS V3


Navigation applications

Many navigation applications require positioning and timing information that is trustworthy, robust and accurate, even in very challenging user conditions. Airbus Defence and Space offers highly sophisticated solution engineering and concepts which allow application developers and service providers to go beyond the limits of conventional GNSS. For  example, we provide a high level of expertise in interference detection (both jamming and spoofing), mitigation and localisation; signal processing techniques and sensor fusion concepts for rail and other land users. We have developed a number of innovative receiver concepts specific to the Galileo Public-Regulated Service (PRS) encrypted signal for authorised users.

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