showcased its Exoguard upper-tier Ballistic Missile Defense concept
at Euronaval 2012
Europe’s leading space technology company, presented several products
and services at its stand at the 2012 Euronaval show, held at the Paris-Le
Bourget Exhibition Centre from 22-26 October, including its new concepts
in the field of Ballistic Missile Defence.
Vehicle on display at Euronaval 2012 (Scale 1:2)
New projects in
the field of Maritime surveillance included:
- OceanWay: a satellite-based
maritime surveillance service that can monitor and track ships in
every ocean from space.
- SAT-AIS: a satellite-based ship-identification system.
- GO-3S: video from space thanks to an Earth-observation satellite
system in geostationary orbit capable of generating 25 images per
at Euronaval 2012: Astrium's concept for upper-tier Ballistic Missile
In the field of
Ocean-going deterrent capability and ballistic missile defence, Astrium
had on display:
- A scale model the M51
- Deterrence programmes with models of Exoguard and its Kill Vehicle.
The M51 SLBM is a submarine-launched ballistic missile currently deployed
on some of the French Navy's Triomphant class SSBNs.
Exoguard is an Astrium project to study the feasibility of an Exo-Atmospheric
system combining a multi-stage rocket and a "hit to kill"
kill vehicle based on an infra-red telescope.