Sensor answer supplier HENSOLDT brings its expertise within the space of Tactical Knowledge Hyperlinks, IFF and sensor fusion develop an unbiased next-generation Tactical Knowledge Hyperlink by means of a European challenge referred to as ‘ESSOR MIDS’ (MIDS= Multifunctional Info Distribution System). Within the body of the ESSOR (= European Safe Software program-defined Radio) programme, managed by the procurement group OCCAR, ‘ESSOR MIDS’, to which HENSOLDT is subcontractor, has been awarded a multimillion Euro contract to contribute to the idea growth of recent {hardware} and encryption methods to construct the idea of a brand new information distribution system. This contract is co-funded by 4 ESSOR nations (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) and the European Fee within the body of the European Defence Industrial Growth Programme (EDIDP) underneath grant settlement No 044.

The ‘ESSOR MIDS’ challenge units the trail to a long-term structured cooperation to develop joint applied sciences for European navy software-defined radio programs. Contributors are France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The purpose is to supply information and voice communication applied sciences amongst European forces in joint navy operations. At first, France, Germany, Italy and Spain design the Fighter Terminal, referred to as F-ESSOR MIDS. In parallel, an entire product line for helicopters, missiles and particular person troopers can be initiated. This present idea part will final till 2025.


“Multi Netting, Cellular advert hoc Networking, low latency and excessive information charges are the cornerstones of future networked programs like FCAS”, mentioned Hans-Joachim Reijinga, Comms Merchandise Supervisor at HENSOLDT. “We’re very happy to have the ability to take part within the creation of a seamless, fashionable, European and versatile information hyperlink for air, sea and floor functions. ‘ESSOR MIDS’, a successor to the prevailing MIDS datalink, will present European high-performance information hyperlink capabilities together with a brand new European encryption, excessive functionality Wave Types with prolonged Hyperlink 16 functionalities and an Intra Flight Knowledge Hyperlink Wave Type (IFDLWF) whereas securing interoperability inside NATO and Allied Nations.”

HENSOLDT is a German defence trade champion with a number one market place in Europe and international attain. Headquartered in Taufkirchen close to Munich, the corporate develops sensor options for defence and safety functions. As a know-how chief, HENSOLDT can be repeatedly increasing its portfolio within the discipline of cyber and growing new merchandise to fight a variety of threats based mostly on progressive approaches to information administration, robotics and cyber safety. With greater than 6,400 workers, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.2 billion euros in 2020. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Inventory Alternate.