Italian Secretary General of Defence and National Armaments Director visits SatCen

On 13 March 2019, a Delegation from the Italian Ministry of Defence, headed by Lt. General Nicolò Falsaperna, Secretary General of Defence and National Armaments Director, visited SatCen and were given an overview of the Centre's activities.

They were welcomed by SatCen Deputy Director Giuseppe D’Amico who, together with other SatCen managers, presented the Centre’s operational and capability development activities as well as the recent evolution in procurement of products and services.

Innovation in the space and security domain was a key topic. Examples were shown of how Artificial Intelligence is used to do automatic detection and classification of objects on satellite imagery. Latest developments in the Copernicus Service in Support to EU External Action and Space Surveillance and Tracking were also presented. The delegation showed great interest in SatCen procurement and auditing procedures, which were explained in detail.

Lt. General Nicolò Falsaperna took office as Secretary General of Defence and National Armaments Director on October 9, 2018 after serving as Deputy Secretary General of Defence and Deputy National Armaments Director since October 2015.

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