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Jun 14 2024

HYDIS Kick-Off Meeting Held in Paris

Paris, June 14, 2024 -The Hypersonic Defence Interceptor System (HYDIS) Kick-off Meeting (KoM) took place at the premises of MBDA France. This event brought together all stakeholders from the European Commission (EC), the HYDIS Participating States (PS), comprising France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands and the coordinator of the HYDIS² study consortium composed of 19 industrial partners from five Nations (DE, ES, FR, IT and NL).

This KoM sets the framework for the three (3) year concept phase programme dedicated to the design of various interceptor concepts and the maturation of the main critical technologies to deliver the best interception solution to fulfil Participating States’ needs.

Following the contract signatures on the 15 May, 2024, OCCAR-EA has been entrusted to manage the HYDIS Programme from the EC and the HYDIS PS, has highlighted the key objectives of this ambitious programme to promote cooperation and interoperability.

The KoM concluded with a challenging calendar to pave the way forward for Europe’s resilience and sovereignty against hypersonic threats.

“The Hypersonic Defence Interception Study” (HYDIS²) is a project co-funded by the European Union, under the European Defence Fund, and by four Participating States (PS) comprising France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. OCCAR has been entrusted by the European Commission (EC) for the indirect management of the action by the signature of a Contribution Agreement. OCCAR, as Contracting Authority, has signed a grant agreement and the associated Linked Procurement contract with the HYDIS² consortium to implement the programme, respectively on behalf of EU and the PS.

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