Airbus, Earthcube Join Forces to Develop New Strategic Site Monitoring Solution

 In Intelligence, Europe, Defense, Space

Airbus has joined forces with Earthcube, a French com­pa­ny spe­cial­is­ing in the analy­sis of geospa­tial data using Artificial Intelligence (AI), to devel­op and market “Defence Site Monitoring”, an online solu­tion for strate­gic site mon­i­tor­ing ded­i­cat­ed to defence actors, com­bin­ing advanced satel­lite imagery and AI.

The new “Defence Site Monitoring” solu­tion com­bines Earthcube’s exper­tise in the auto­mat­ic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of objects with high-res­o­lu­tion images from Airbus‘ 50cm Pléiades satel­lites and from 2021, using even higher-res­o­lu­tion 30cm imagery from its Pleiades Neo con­stel­la­tion. The algo­rithms used are already capa­ble of auto­mat­i­cal­ly detect­ing, iden­ti­fy­ing and clas­si­fy­ing air­craft and ships, both civil and mil­i­tary.

“Airbus is a strate­gic part­ner for French and European Armed Forces, serv­ing nation­al sov­er­eign­ty and pro­vid­ing reli­able and secure intel­li­gence solu­tions. With ‘Defence Site Monitoring”, hun­dreds of sites of inter­est will be mon­i­tored and analysed daily, thanks to the reac­tiv­i­ty and agili­ty of our satel­lites and Earthcube’s AI algo­rithms, capa­ble of pro­cess­ing giga­bytes of data.” said François Lombard, Director of Intelligence busi­ness at Airbus Defence and Space.

“As the European leader in AI data pro­cess­ing, Earthcube’s mis­sion is to work close­ly with major indus­tri­al play­ers who are able to com­bine their exper­tise with the excel­lence of our tech­nol­o­gy in a logic of ever-increas­ing added value. We are very proud of “Defence Site Monitoring” and of this part­ner­ship with Airbus, which per­fect­ly illus­trates this shared ambi­tion,” said Arnaud Guérin, President and co-founder of Earthcube.

Image Analysts can access Defence Site Monitoring via a fully secure area on the Airbus OneAtlas dig­i­tal plat­form. They can mon­i­tor their areas of inter­est and receive auto­mat­ed alerts and trend analy­sis reports.

Through this col­lab­o­ra­tion, Airbus and Earthcube are demon­strat­ing true European know-how and a capac­i­ty to meet the most demand­ing needs of the intel­li­gence ser­vices and our troops engaged in the var­i­ous the­atres of oper­a­tion.

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