A European Union (EU)-funded initiative intended to establish an architecture for a future air platform self-pro tection svstem (SPS) is now approaching its halt-way point.
Launched in 2021 under the European Defence Industrial Develooment Programme (EDIDP), the CARMENTA SPS project has been established with the goal of designing a future European self-protection suite suitable for both fixed-wing (tactical transport) and rotary-wing (tactical transport and attack helicopter) air platforms.
Lasting 30 months, and with a budget of just under €10 million, including an EU grant of approximately €8.1 million, the project is being delivered by a pan-European industry consortium - bringing together industry partners from eight EU nations - operating under the coordination of Italy's Elettronica SpA.
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