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Communication synergies amongst similar projects funded under the European Union’s Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) assist them in increasing their visibility to a wider audience, communicate their results in a more targeted manner and overall implement joint dissemination activities. Within this context the INTERACT project team has established communication synergies (liaisons) with the following EU funded projects:


CROWN (European active electronically scanned array with Combined Radar, cOmmunications, and electronic Warfare fuNctions for military applications) received funding for the Research Action call on the topic “Electromagnetic Spectrum Dominance” under the European Union’s Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR). The project has a duration of 30 months.

CROWN will address research and technological development activities to go a step further in the development of European next-generation multifunction radiofrequency (RF) system mainly for airborne surveillance platforms based on Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) technology capable of integrating radar, electronic warfare and communications functions into a single compact and lightweight item of equipment. The project makes a significant contribution towards building European industrial defence capability and ensuring industrial independence.

The planned activities of the project include R&D assessment and recommendations on critical technologies, R&T activities on system and component level as well as designing, manufacturing and testing of a small-scale prototype.

CROWN is led by Indra Sistemas S. A. (Spain), and the consortium of the project encompasses a total of 11 participants from 7 countries.

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EXCEED stands for trustEd and fleXible system-on-Chip for EuropEan Defence applications. The project aims at paving the way for a trusted European supply chain of reconfigurable, flexible and trustable programmable system-on-a-chip family targeting a number of ruggedized and secure defence applications such as for radio frequency (RF) sensors and signal processing arrays, flexible radios, secure positioning and navigation, UAV data links, military networks, flexible cryptography engines, dismounted soldier, guidance and mission critical controllers.

The security of the System-on-chip architecture is studied in detail to cope with Classified information and defence specificities as well as country-specific requirements, through protection, personalisation and life-cycle management. The project also focuses on System Development Tools. The secure chip is fabricated in a trusted environment in Europe. The demonstrator chip will be a mid-scale member of the family.

The consortium encompasses a total of 19 participants from 6 EU countries and Norway. The project, which has a duration of 36 months, starting 1st of November 2020, will receive an EU grant of roughly €12 million.

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This project has received funding from European Union’s Preparatory Action for Defence Research under grant agreement No. 884270.
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