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Strategic Partnership of the Year

Euroconsult honours Airbus Defence and Space and regional partner ScanEx

At the annual World Satellite Business Week conference in Paris, Airbus Defence and Space received a joint award with ScanEx for the Strategic Partnership of the Year. ScanEx is the leading Russian remote sensing company, and the award follows the partnership agreement signed with Airbus Defence and Space.

Airbus Defence and Space’ GEO-Information division signed the 10-year partnership contract with ScanEx in September 2010. ScanEx is now the exclusive regional partner throughout the Russian Federation for the SPOT 4 and 5 satellites and the upcoming SPOT 6 and 7 satellites, guaranteeing continued access to high-resolution optical data. This exclusivity over the next 10 years will enable ScanEx to secure access to high-resolution data until 2019.

The contract covers the provision of imagery and data from the next generation SPOT satellites, SPOT 6 and 7. The SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellite constellation builds upon the heritage of the SPOT 5 satellite that was launched in 2002, providing high resolution data at a resolution of 2.5 metres. SPOT 6 and 7’s optical sensors will retain a 60-kilometre swath of coverage with an improved resolution of 1.5 meters and a daily acquisition capability of six million square kilometres.

Accepting the award, Eric Béranger, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, said: “It is an honour to receive this award as it recognises our strong commitment to the Russian marketplace. Our continued investment in the next generation of SPOT satellites and our long-term partnership with a leading player like ScanEx enables us to further develop and deliver the best possible geo-information services and products to our customers across the Russian federation.”

Airbus Defence and Space is recognised as one of the leaders in the geo-information market. The company provides decision-makers with multiservice solutions permitting them to increase security, protect the environment, or improve their management of natural resources.

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