The objective of the project is to improve safety and security of air navigation.

It is an innovative solution named GRICAS using the MEOSAR system including the use of the Galileo Return Link Early Services. The solution aims to be the MEOSAR answer to ICAO requirements for the implementation of the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS):

1. A global real-time accurate independant airplane tracking solution in case of abnormal events and when in distress situation.

2. A global solution to enhance the search and rescue operations , based on GADSS concepts, for rescue of survivors, and recovery and accident investigation activities.