ESSOR MIDS - First Intermediate Technical Review Successfully Achieved
The ESSOR (European Secure Software-defined Radio) Programme has successfully achieved the first Intermediate Technical Review (ITR) of the ESSOR MIDS in July 2023.
The ESSOR MIDS aims at replacing the MIDS LVT radio terminal, which provides Link 16 to all main European platforms. The entry into service of ESSOR MIDS terminals is planned around 2030.
The first ITR ensures that technical high-level requirements for the EMIDS SoS (System of Systems) are ready to guide the specifications of the EMIDS Constituent Systems (CS), as a basis for mutual understanding between OCCAR, the Participating States (Germany, France, Italy and Spain), the Main-Contractor (EuroMIDS S.A.S) and the Sub-Contractors (Indra, Hensoldt, Leonardo and Thales).
The next step is the System Design Review (SDR) scheduled to specify all the requirements of the main Constituent Systems, including the Fighter-EMIDS (F-EMIDS) terminal class targeting, in particular, future European Next Generation Fighters (NGF).