a4ESSOR S.A.S (Alliance for ESSOR), a multi-national joint venture to develop European Secure Software-Defined Radio (ESSOR) technology, has achieved formal acceptance for its High Data Rate (HDR) Base Waveform which has been developed under the European Secure Software-Defined Radio – Operational Capability 1 (ESSOR OC1) contract signed with Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’ARmement (OCCAR).
The aim of the ESSOR program is to develop Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology in order to improve the ability of European Armed Forces to cooperate in coalition operations.
Formal acceptance of the ESSOR High Data Rate Base Waveform is further to successful acceptance tests at Leonardo’s laboratories last November, which were followed by formal quality acceptance. It rewards two and a half years of development work involving all ESSOR industry partners and will enable communication interoperability amongst European armed forces.
a4ESSOR is a joint venture between Bittium (Finland), Indra (Spain), Leonardo (Italy), Radmor (Poland), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany) and Thales (France). The joint venture is responsible for managing industrial activities under the ESSOR programme and coordinating the partners’ work.