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CASSIDIAN's technology successfully secured the G20 summit in France

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- Cassidian's TETRAPOL-based technology enabled the French Ministry of the Interior to provide smoothly organised security
- Over 12,000 civil and military police, firefighters and armed forces utilised secure radiocommunication systems provided by Cassidian to ensure the security of this summit

Cassidian's high-security communication technology helped the on-site forces to maintain security arrangements at the recent G20 summit held in Cannes, France. Tailored TETRAPOL secure radio network technology by Cassidian was installed in the fixed or mobile networks of police, gendarmerie, armed and civil security forces.

Besides the nationwide shared transmission infrastructure INPT (Infrastructure Nationale Partageable des Transmissions) used by the French police and firefighters and the RUBIS network of the French gendarmerie, a tactical network called TOPAZE (PNT), based on a Milicor® system by Cassidian, was also deployed at the summit. Together, these technologies formed a cornerstone of the extremely demanding system, whose primary objective was to ensure the protection of 20 heads of state and government as well as representatives from five guest countries and 12 international institutions, totalling more than 6,000 invited people, plus about 3,000 accredited journalists.

A large number of police, gendarmerie, armed and civil security forces were involved in the event. In total, some 12,000 users were able to benefit from the powerful secure radiocommunication system at the summit. To this end, Cassidian adapted the networks to the specificities of this kind of summit and improved their ability to perform in the event of a crisis.

In addition to geo-localisation of protection units during the summit, TOPAZE enabled the rapid setup of a secure, densified communication system dedicated to the G20 summit and ensuring 100% network availability in all sensitive locations.

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Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2010, Cassidian - with around 28,000 employees - achieved revenues of € 5.9 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group - comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter - generated revenues of € 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 121,000.

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