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INTERACT - INTERoperability Standards for Unmanned Armed ForCes SysTems

INTERACT Project enhances the capabilities of European armed forces to safely and effectively operate unmanned systems together with manned systems in joint or combined operations. The project will deliver the effective means to ensure the interoperability and standardisation of different unmanned systems, equipment, components and procedures in order to maximise benefit and optimise adoption and integration of unmanned systems in the operation of armed forces.

The development of an interoperable open architecture for mobile, unmanned systems (land, air, water and sub-surface) by the INTERACT project provides a strategic value for both – operational end-users and industry. The ability to make the unmanned systems interoperable i.e. exchange data and information from various systems on one hand and ensuring interchangeability across system payloads in a flexible manner on the other hand, will enable the armed forces to react comprehensively to rapidly changing requirements. In brief, the INTERACT solution:

• Will enable a smoothly adoptable composition of systems and teams (both manned and unmanned).
• Will facilitate that required resources can be exchanged rapidly and reallocated.
• System downtimes will be avoided or reduced by optimally distributing and exploiting systems or system parts.


Fraunhofer IOSB (Germany), TNO (the Netherlands), Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece), Totalforsvarets Forskningsinstitut, FOI (Sweden), Airbus Defence And Space SA (Spain), Seastema SPA (Italy), INTRACOM SA Defense Electronic Systems (Greece), Indra Sistemas SA (Spain), Leonardo (Italy), MBDA (France), NLR (the Netherlands), Green Communications SAS (France),  Safran Electronics & Defense (France), Terma A/S (Denmark), Thales SA (France), Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (Lithuania), INCAS (Romania), PCO SA (Poland)

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This project has received funding from European Union’s Preparatory Action for Defence Research under grant agreement No. 884270

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