EDIDP: 4.7M Program for Maritime Surveillance Capabilities
Passive Acquisition by Digital Convergence (PADIC) is a Swedish-led project for the development of passive sensor-based coastal protection radars.
The PADIC project is managed by the Swedish company SAAB, accompanied by Patria, from Finland, and CAFA Tech and Rantelon, from Estonia. The passive radar solution being created is of interest to Estonia in planning our coastal protection technologies.
The selection for the EDIDP programme was made at the end of June 2021 and the actual start of the project will take place in autumn 2021. Duration of the PADIC programme is three years.
The project Passive Acquisition by Digital Convergence (PADIC) will study, design, prototype and test a coastal radar network system in response to emerging threats by exploiting acquisition by passive sensors in an open architecture. The project will make use of low-cost and commercially available passive radars across Europe that are spectrally non-congesting during peacetime, while sustainable and immune against stealth attempts during conflicts. It will also maximise the performance through digitalization towards function-transparent, software-defined sensor hardware platforms.
“We are extremely happy that our team’s expertise, our technological background and the commitments and contributions from the consortium member states were valued by the EU and now we can further develop these next-generation capabilities with our neighbours and with our partners”, says Jonas Geust, President of Systems Business Unit at Patria.
Date: Jul 6, 2021