ESSOR project chooses Rohde & Schwarz as German rep

GERMANY. Rohde & Schwarz has been named as the German industrial representative for the European Secure Software Defined Radio (ESSOR) project and is participating in the development of a European wideband waveform for tactical interoperability in multinational operations.

In mid-December 2019, the Budget and Defense Committee of the German parliament agreed to join the ESSOR project – the trans-European interoperability initiative for armed forces at the tactical level.

Approval of the participation proposal also initiated national implementation of the current operational capability (OC1) phase of the ESSOR wide-band waveform, which is part of the large-scale project Digitalization of Land Based Operations (D-LBO). Rohde & Schwarz has been named as the national champion and joins the group of member-state companies that have been working on the implementation of ESSOR since 2008.

ESSOR is a long-term program, managed by OCCAR. According to the company, the overarching objective of ESSOR OC1 defines the joint development and updating of an interoperable, trustworthy, robust, and wideband radio waveform for connected armed forces. The partner companies are Thales, Leonardo, Indra, Radmor, and Bittium, which have been developing the OC1 phase since 2017.