SENER Aeroespacial, GMV and TECNOBIT-GRUPO OESIA set up a joint venture SATNUS Technologies SL to lead from Spain the development of new technology for unmanned vehicles of Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS)

26/05/2021 (Spain)
SENER Aeroespacial, GMV and TECNOBIT-GRUPO OESIA set up a joint venture SATNUS Technologies SL to lead from Spain the development of new technology for unmanned vehicles of Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS)

The three companies set up the joint venture SATNUS Technologies, S.L., with an identical capital contribution each, adjusting the workload distribution for each of the phases of the program. SATNUS Technologies, S.L will coordinate all activities of the remote carriers technology pillar, led in Spain by the 3 companies in a consortium. This reinforces and reaffirms the commitment of GMV, SENER Aeroespacial and TECNOBIT- GRUPO OESÍA to drive national participation in this important pillar, placing Spain in pole position in the Next Generation Weapon System (NGWS).

The Spanish companies SENER Aeroespacial, GMV and TECNOBIT-GRUPO OESIA have set up, in coordination with the Spanish MoD, the company SATNUS Technologies, S.L. to coordinate all activities of the remote carriers technology pillar, led in Spain by the 3 companies in a consortium. The new company is set up with an identical capital contribution from each firm, adjusting the workload distribution for each of the phases of the program.

The setting up of SATNUS Technologies, S.L. reaffirms the commitment of SENER Aeroespacial, GMV and TECNOBIT- GRUPO OESÍA with FCAS, through the Next Generation Weapon System (NGWS). The 3 companies thus set out to drive national participation in this important remote carriers technology pillar, bringing out the capability of Spanish engineering and the full potential of Spain’s industry.

This pillar focuses on the development of new technologies and assessment of new UAV concepts, opening the door for development of disruptive technology affording benefits to Spain’s industrial technological base as a whole. It will have a particular knock-on effect on research technology centers due to the dual military-civil nature of many of the pillar’s research initiatives.

SENER Aeroespacial, GMV and TECNOBIT- GRUPO OESÍA bring together between them a wide range of aeronautics, space, defense and security expertise while also drawing on their experience in major international programs and Spanish MoD programs. Within the remote carriers pillar the 3 companies will be coordinating the Spanish technological and industrial team as defined by the Directorate General of Armaments and Material (Dirección General de Armamento y Material: DGAM).

After the setting up of SATNUS Technologies S.L, Rafael Orbe, General Manager of Defense at SENER Aeroespacial said «SATNUS Technologies S.L. will be a responsive and efficient vehicle for integrating Spanish technology not only of the 3 partners leading the remote carriers pillar but also other national stakeholders as defined by the DGAM as part of the technological and industrial team: ranging from SMEs to technological research centers and universities, all of which can bring their technology and particular engineering expertise  to this important project.”

Manuel Pérez, GMV’s General Manager of Defense and Security, put it this way: “SATNUS Technologies S.L. is the long-term entrepreneurial response to the 3 companies’ tried and tested relationship with the MoD and the NGWS/FCAS project in the remote carriers pillar. This will make it easier for the whole of Spanish industry to secure a quantitatively and qualitatively significant workload, placing Spain at the same level as the other 2 countries forming part of the project."

Emilio Varela, Corporate Development and Strategy Manager of TECNOBIT- GRUPO OESIA, also had his own point of view: “The creation of SATNUS Technologies S.L enhances Spain’s importance and status within Europe’s biggest defense program. It strengthens the alliance of the 3 consortium companies and forges even closer links between them in a key development phase. It will also encourage participation by Spanish industry and research centers, helping to boost the country’s technological expertise.”

The creation of SATNUS Technologies S.L. coincides with the recent announcement by the Spanish MoD of the agreement reached by the three participating countries (Germany, Spain and France) to tackle the next phase of the European FCAS defense program. Under this agreement Spain’s industry will have an equivalent weight to that of Germany and France, representing an unprecedented participation and effort in Europe’s aerospace industry.

NGWS, a fundamental part of FCAS

The FCAS program aims to develop a system of systems connecting interoperable manned and unmanned air platforms. Driven by Germany and France, it is one of Europe’s biggest defense projects. Spain has been participating as national partner since 2019. Spain’s participation in FCAS, through NGWS and other programs, is considered to be a sovereignty-enhancing state project that contributes towards the construction of Europe, ongoing technological development and the knitting together of an industrial fabric, while also generating a large number of highly skilled jobs.

Share
Share:
Contact Up Up
Cookie configurator

A "cookie" is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your devices. Once the user has accepted, the file is added and helps analyze web traffic or allows you to detect when that user visits a particular Website.

Current law allows us to store cookies on your device, if these are strictly necessary for the operation of our web page, based on the legitimate interest of SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA. Thus, for the rest of the cookies we need your consent, so below we inform you of the different types of cookies that we use in our Website.

SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA uses its own and third party cookies to enable the operation of our page, obtain information on browsing and analyse the activity in this Website. You can accept and configure your preferences through this cookie notice, as well as obtain more information in our Cookies Policy.

Cookie settings Accept all and continue browsing
Your choice regarding cookies on this site

This website uses cookies and / or similar technologies that store and retrieve information when you browse. In general, these technologies can serve very diverse purposes, such as, for example, recognizing you as a user, obtaining information about your browsing habits, or customizing the way the content is displayed. The specific uses we make of these technologies are described below.

  • Necessary cookies

    Technical or necessary cookies: those strictly necessary for the correct functionality of SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA’s Website. They cannot be deactivated as, without them, certain parts of the web may not be available.

     

    Necessary cookies

    Technical or necessary cookies: those strictly necessary for the correct functionality of SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA’s Website. They cannot be deactivated as, without them, certain parts of the web may not be available.

    Show / hide full list
    Owner Name Purpose Type Length
    group.sener group.sener - HTTP 1 year
    prod-plat-senerv3.geanetondemand.com CWNWSESSION - HTTP Session
    prod-plat-senerv3.yunbit.es CWNWSESSION - HTTP Session
  • Statistical cookies

    Analysis and statistical cookies: they help to understand how visitors interact with the Website, by gathering and providing information in an anonymous way, such as visits and views on the Website. In addition, they allow us to identify technical problems and find ways to optimize it.

     

    Statistical cookies

    Analysis and statistical cookies: they help to understand how visitors interact with the Website, by gathering and providing information in an anonymous way, such as visits and views on the Website. In addition, they allow us to identify technical problems and find ways to optimize it.

    Show / hide full list
    Owner Name Purpose Type Length
    group.sener _at.hist.# - HTML Persistent
    _ga - HTTP 2 years
    _gat - HTTP 1 day
    _gid - HTTP 1 day
    _pk_id# - HTTP 1 year
    _pk_ses# - HTTPS 1 day
    google-analytics.com collect - Pixel Session
    piwik.yunbit.es piwik.php - Pixel Session
  • Marketing cookies

    Marketing cookies: these are used to personalise SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA’s Website and online store, showing personalised product recommendations or information to the user on this or other web sites.

    Marketing cookies

    Marketing cookies: these are used to personalise SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA’s Website and online store, showing personalised product recommendations or information to the user on this or other web sites.

    Show / hide full list
    Owner Name Purpose Type Length
    group.sener __atuvc - HTTP 1 year
    __atuvs - HTTP 1 day
    _at.cww - HTML Persistent
    at-lojson-cache-# - HTML Persistent
    at-rand - HTML Persistent
    linkedin.com bcookie - HTTP 2 years
    bscookie - HTTP 2 years
    lidc - HTTP 1 day
    lissc - HTTP 1 year
    youtube.com GPS - HTTP 1 day
    VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - HTTP 179 days
    YSC - HTTP Session
    yt-remote-cast-installed - HTML Session
    yt-remote-connected-devices - HTML Persistent
    yt-remote-fast-check-period - HTML Session
    yt-remote-session-app - HTML Session
    yt-remote-session-name - HTML Session
    doubleclick.net IDE - HTTP 1 year
    test_cookie - HTTP 1 day
    addthis.com uvc - HTTP 1 year
    xtc - HTTP 1 year
Go back Save settings