CNES and the DGA will have shared oversight responsibility for the Elint demonstrator.
Comprising 4 microsatellites based on CNES’s Myriade series and placed in Sun-synchronous low-Earth orbit, Elint will pave the way for an operational programme to establish a detailed global map of radar systems.
EADS Astrium will be in charge of the overall system, while Thales will work as co-contractor for the satellite payloads and user ground segment ( for surveillance programme planning and data processing ).
The DGA is in charge of the mission architecture, payloads and user ground segment. CNES is responsible for engineering ( including some system engineering work ), buses, control centre, satellite integration and launch.