Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Spanish/Norwegian satellite program on hold

The Spanish and Norwegian Ministries of Defence have reviewed the way forward concerning the Communication Satellite cooperation programme - HISNORSAT.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Spain and Norway concerning the cooperation for the procurement, launch, and operation of a new communications satellite in X and military Ka frequency bands owned by Hisdesat and the Norwegian Armed Forces was signed by the Defence Ministers on September 7, 2010.

Norway and Spain have revisited the assumptions and prerequisites for the programme. The expected decrease in demand in the market of satellite communications capacity will increase the risk to the programme business plan.

The increased risks have made the parties review the way forward of the HISNORSAT programme. As an immediate result, Spain and Norway have agreed to end the present HISNORSAT investment programme.

The nations will within a deadline of 2014 continue to work in a common approach to elaborate future satellite communications, acknowledging the advantages and synergies which can accrue from bilateral collaboration.

Related news

Latest news

Hatteland Display Releases New Large Format 4K Screen

Hatteland Display Releases New Large Format 4K Screen for ECDIS and Bridge System Applications. The new 32” Ultra High Definition model enables multi-application data to be viewed clearly from a single operator station.

Deck Equipment Contract for Palfinger Marine

PALFINGER MARINE has signed a contract with Simek in Norway to deliver the complete winch package onboard their newbuilding 134, a longliner vessel.

New contract: Windcat 41 - no 17 in the Servogear series

Servogear announces the signing of a new contract with Windcat Workboats BV for the delivery of Servogear Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP)  for their new vessel Windcat 41. 

Seacat Enterprise to be launched January 12th

Seacat Services, is preparing to launch its first High Speed Utility Vessel (HSUV), Seacat Enterprise at January 12th.

57 million NOK for innovation to combat poverty

Brunvoll acquires Scana Propulsion

Brunvoll AS has signed an agreement with Incus Investor ASA to acquire all the shares in Scana Propulsion AS, including subsidiaries Scana Volda AS and Scana Mar-El AS in Norway and three sales companies located in the Uni...

Norsafe Signs Contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV)

On Wednesday 21st December, Norsafe signed yet another new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) to deliver nine new Magnum 750 MKII boats.

A Unique Second-generation Tomograph is Developed

A new gamma-ray tomograph designed to image up to 4” diameter pipes, is developed by CMR Prototech for the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in Canada.

Sohome launches a new website

Sohome has launched a new website that makes it easier to find key information.