At the Paris Air Show this week, Dassault Systèmes and Dassault Aviation announced at the the next step in their long-term collaboration aimed at bringing the highest levels of security, sovereignty, and collaboration on the cloud to major defense programs.
Dassault Aviation will use Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to develop its next-generation fighter, a key project in the Future Combat Air System industrial collaboration to ensure the future of European autonomy and sovereignty in defense and security.
This cloud environment will be localized in Dassault Aviation premises and operated by Dassault Systèmes through its OUTSCALE brand, whose SecNumCloud qualification is the highest security recognition, given by the National Cybersecurity Agency of France.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a dedicated sovereign defense cloud in which Dassault Aviation and its partners can develop the fighter with greater agility in a highly secure and scalable environment. Users will benefit from continuous software developments by Dassault Systèmes that deliver the latest capabilities in systems engineering, program management, design, simulation, and other disciplines.
“France and Europe need to build up a sovereign Cloud capability, so that they can develop collaborative defense programs with the best possible functionality. Initiatives are already in place outside Europe. We need to stay in the race,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.
“This partnership between Dassault Aviation and Dassault Systèmes provides the first collaborative engineering solution adapted to the cyber regulations required for defense programs, and evolving at the speed of the Cloud.”
“Society today is faced with profound challenges requiring defense programs that can ensure a safer future for citizens. In this context, industry innovators working with highly sensitive data must transform their programs – and how they work with their ecosystems – to secure every phase of development,” said Bernard Charlès, Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes.
“Today, our ongoing partnership with Dassault Aviation is reaching new heights – positioning us as key actors in the emergence of a European sovereign cloud with the highest level of security. As the strategic, sovereign cloud partner for governments and companies, we can bring the same security in defense to other industries such as health care and public services.”