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Consortium to develop future European land combat capabilities

Already member of the Consortium and part of the FAMOUS effort, Arquus has announced that it has been selected as a part of FAMOUS2, alongside coordinator Patria from Finland, fellow French major Defense company and partner Nexter, as well as 15 other leading companies from Finland, Austria, Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Norway, Latvia and Denmark.

The project is supported by nine countries including France and will be funded by the EU just short of 95 million euros. It is a major step forward for European defense industrial cooperation, as well as for Arquus which will take part in a most ambitious and exciting land defense program which should help shape the future of European land defense.

The FAMOUS2 project aims at developing innovative technological building blocks for the next generation armored platforms and upgrades existing platforms, such as future all-terrain vehicle (ATV), light armored vehicle (LAV) and Main Battle Tank (MBT). It is building on the ongoing EDIDP 2020 FAMOUS project, thus following-up the research on vehicles and systems concepts during this precursor project. The FAMOUS2 project should start by 2023 and end by 2026 and will focus on vehicle architecture, which will be followed by the designing, building and testing of prototypes developed in that framework.

Arquus will play a major role within FAMOUS2, especially in vehicle architecture, mobility and power. Through this project, Arquus will participate in enhancing the capabilities, innovation and cooperation levels among European Defense key players.

Russia to deploy GLONASS station in Venezuela

Russia will mark the GLONASS ground station on the territory of Venezuela. As part of the implementation of the provisions of the agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, signed on March 30, 2021 and ratified on June 11, 2022, the state corporation Roskosmos plans to deploy an uninterrupted measuring station (LIS) of the GLONASS system in Venezuela. It is indicated that the measuring stations are designed to provide high-precision navigation for consumers using Precise Point Positioning technology.

SBG Inertial Navigation System

The Quanta Micro GNSS-aided inertial navigation system (INS) offers a high level of navigation performance despite its low size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C). It brings direct georeferencing to UAV and land-based surveying. It leverages a survey-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) for optimal heading performance in single-antenna applications, and high immunity to vibrating environments. An optional secondary antenna enables fast heading initialization in low dynamic applications.

Russian military launches GLONASS-K navigation satellite from Plesetsk

The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), itself a division of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, continued to build on their 2022 campaign with the successful launch of a GLONASS-K navigation satellite on a Soyuz rocket. The launch, which took place from Site 43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwestern Russia, occurred at approximately 09:18 UTC on Thursday, July 7. This marked the ninth launch of the year so far for the Russian Federation, with all of them utilizing various adaptations of the Soyuz launch vehicle. Thursday’s flight also marked the fifth launch of 2022 for the Russian military. The GLONASS-K satellites stand as substantial improvements over the previousgeneration GLONASS-M constellation, having a longer lifetime and better signals accuracy.

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