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5G communication for peacekeeping and defense


European Defence Agency and Spanish Ministry of Defence


Aerospace and Defense

Capabilities used

Mobile communications

Other companies or players involved

APR Technologies, Austrian Institute of Technology, BHE Bonn Hungary Elektronikai, Bittium, CAFA Tech, Eight Bells Hellas, Ericsson, IDE, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, Leonardo, Nokia, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Rheinmetall, Saab, Sintef, Synkzone, Thales, Telenor.


There is currently a shortfall in the exploitation of 5G technology by country governments to provide its benefits to defense and security forces. To enhance this use, a European consortium of both telecommunications and defense companies has been formed to combine their respective hardware and software to achieve the integration of standalone 5G networks with existing defense infrastructure. The project will design a reference architecture for a robust and resilient 5G-based multidimensional communication system. It will also create prototypes with the goal of integrating 5G capabilities into defense platforms and systems.


Establish 5G network processes, enhanced with domain-specific orchestration functions, facilitate interoperability between different defense communication systems and public 4G and 5G networks, and equip all EU member states with 5G homeland security networks.


To overcome the dependence on expensive, hardware-limited communication systems with limited data rates and interoperability issues, we seek to design a reference architecture for 5G communication systems, compatible with existing systems and platforms.


The use of 5G technology on a recurring basis in the defense field will enable high-speed communication systems that will, in turn, facilitate new capabilities. Superior information flows will be a definite advantage in dealing with conflicts no matter what stage they are at.

Project financed by the European Union


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