With a vast experience in similar initiatives, LMT has recently become a partner of two EU-funded collaborative defence research and development projects – 5G COMPAD and FAMOUS2. The Latvian innovator and IT company will be among the consortium members for the R&D initiatives. 

As a result of the first-ever call for proposals, the European Defence Fund has recently selected 61 collaborative defence projects for funding. The selected high-end defence capability projects include next-generation aircraft fighters, tanks, and ships, critical defence technologies such as military cloud, AI, semiconductors, space, cyber or medical counter-measures. The estimated EU support for the approved projects reaches EUR 1.2 billion. 

FAMOUS2 is the second phase of FAMOUS – a collaborative project aimed at maximizing synergies, standardization, and interoperability capabilities of next-generation armored vehicles. Being the consortium member of the FAMOUS project, LMT has studied the potential of 5G in defence and the interoperability of the 5G network and conventional military communication systems, focusing on the potential use of 5G in military training and simulation.

FAMOUS2 will continue the ongoing research of FAMOUS, developing vehicles and system concepts. The project’s second phase will begin with architectural design, followed by prototype creation and testing. EU support for the FAMOUS2 project is EUR 95 million. 

5G COMPAD – 5G Communications for Peacekeeping And Defence – is a collaborative project aimed to demonstrate the role and importance of 5G connectivity in sustained information superiority. The project will design, prototype, and test a reference architecture for a 5G-based multidimensional communications system to demonstrate the operational capabilities of the 5G network integrated into defence platforms and systems. 

The 5G COMPAD consortium is coordinated by Swedish aerospace and defence company Saab and has announced 19 members from 11 European countries, including LMT and such industry leaders as Ericsson, Nokia, Thales, and more.