On Monday 18th of November 2019 the MUltinational Space-based Imaging System (MUSIS) Stage 2 contract was signed in Bonn by the OCCAR-EA Director, Matteo Bisceglia, on behalf of MUSIS Partner Nations (Italy and France), and the legal representative of the Industrial Consortium created by Thales Alenia Space – Italy and Airbus Defence and Space, Anna Massetti.
OCCAR organized today for the first time ever a joint seminar with ASD, the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe. The seminar brought together more than 70 representatives of defence companies from across Europe to learn about OCCAR and the current and future business opportunities that may emerge from ongoing European defence initiatives such as PESCO. The event focused on the forthcoming procurement of night vision capability equipment by OCCAR on behalf of Belgium and Germany, for which OCCAR will use an EU-wide tendering procedure.
The first national Software Defined Radio (SDR) workshop of the ESSOR Community was held on February 21st 2019, at the Roma Tre University in Rome (Italy), through the patronage of the Italian Directorate for ICT and Advanced Technologies (TELEDIFE). This workshop is the first of a series of initiatives that the ESSOR Programme Committee has decided to launch, within every ESSOR Participating State to foster the diffusion of the “ESSOR Culture” in Academia.