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European Commission to fund 5G research for defence applications

A new consortium brings together vendors, technology companies and research institutes from 11 EU Member States.

The European Defence Fund (EDF) has launched a new project called 5G COMPAD (5G Communications for Peacekeeping and Defence). The project aims to provide European armed forces with resilient communications systems. It will develop new and improved functionalities and improve lifecycle costs.

The overall project budget is €37.1 million, of which €27 million is co-funded by the EDF. Members of the consortium include Saab, Ericsson, Bittium, Nokia, Thales, Leonardo, Eightbells, Intracom Defense, CAFA Tech and Telenor. Additionally, the project will be supported by ten governments and defence ministries.

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