Year: 2023

INTERACT project concluded its research work

INTERACT PADR project concluded its research work at a final meeting which was organised on July 12th at the EDA premises in Brussels. The event was very successful, attracting over 55 participants.
During this fruitful meeting, the project results have been presented while the project’s recommendations and proposed standardization and R&D Roadmap for enhancing the capabilities of European unmanned armed forces, were at the top of the discussions. The consortium collected valuable feedback and recommendations for future exploitation of the project’s results.

Great turnout at the INTERACT demo

A two-days demonstration of the INTERACT project was held on 29-30 March at FOI premises in Kista. 37 people from 10 European countries participated in the event. The demonstration included both presentations of the project results and findings as well as a simulation of UxVs, i.e. different types of unmanned vehicles on water, on land, and in the air, that acted interoperably as well as showcased the high-level architecture for unmanned systems.

INTERACT is an EU PADR funded programme about investigating the existing standards regarding interoperability on unmanned military systems and vehicles and based on these propose an industry-wide standard for control stations, sensor data transmission, and data links.

INTERACT was represented within the EDA’s CapTech GNC meeting

On February 14th, 2023 INTERACT project had the opportunity to present its objectives and key achievements within the European Defence Agency’s CapTech GNC (Guidance, Navigation, and Control) meeting that took place in Brussels.

INTERACT was represented by the project coordination team, FRAUNHOFER IOSB partner, who underpinned the importance of interoperability of unmanned systems in support to future defence capability needs. Moreover, the implementation roadmap of INTERACT for 2023 was presented.

INTERACT 2nd General Assembly (online)

INTERACT 2nd General Assembly (online)

On January 13th, 2023 the INTERACT consortium met online for the 2nd General Assembly of the project. During the meeting, the main achievements of INTERACT in 2022 were showcased and a brief description on the approach/methodology followed by partners was given. The topics discussed included aspects from WP3 and particularly Interoperability of payloads and carriers, control station, data link and open architecture interoperability. Moreover, the work performed in regards the dissemination of INTERACT was presented and the main findings from the Preliminary Business Plan were delineated.

Lastly, the project coordination team from FRAUNHOFER IOSB partner, listed the objectives for the last phase of INTERACT lifecycle in 2023 and set the plan towards the tasks’ implementation.

A warm thank you to all partners for their participation to fruitful discussions made throughout the Assembly and their contribution / feedback for the actions to be made ahead until end of May 2023.