Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO)

Deepen defence cooperation between EU Member States

Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO)

Deepen defence cooperation between EU Member States


Next Generation Small RPAS (NGSR)

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This project aims to develop the next generation of tactical UAS. The design characteristics and expected performance provide a potential use for tactical Army units (Brigade/Division size), for Maritime and Air domains, as well as for dual use (civilian defence), namely by law enforcement organizations or disaster/emergency agencies. Envisaged as a multi-purpose/multi-role system, it will enable different tactical solutions required by commanders. This UAS will be able to employ autonomous behaviours to reduce pilot and operator workload. Take-off and landing will be possible without runway –as it is required in a tactical environment– aiming for a medium range (up to 200km) and a medium duration (5-10 hours of mission). Technology advancements will allow an open architecture, payload modularity, and interoperability to maximize system effectiveness. The project will require significant development in fields such as EO/IR sensors, power system, BLOS and LOS radio communications.




Air Power

Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA)

Anti-Torpedo Torpedo (ATT)

Arctic Command & Control Effector and Sensor System (ACCESS)

Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle / Amphibious Assault Vehicle / Light Armoured Vehicle (AIFV/AAV/LAV)

Automated Modelling, Identification and Damage Assessment of Urban Terrain (AMIDA-UT)

CBRN Defence Training Range (CBRNDTR)

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Surveillance as a Service (CBRN SaaS)

Common Hub for Governmental Imagery (CoHGI)

Counter Battery Sensors (CoBaS)

Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS)

Critical Seabed Infrastructure Protection (CSIP)

Cyber and Information Domain Coordination Center (CIDCC)

Cyber Ranges Federations (CRF)

Cyber Rapid Response Teams and Mutual Assistance in Cyber Security (CRRT)

Cyber Threats and Incident Response Information Sharing Platform (CTIRISP)

Defence of Space Assets (DoSA)

Deployable Military Disaster Relief Capability Package (DM-DRCP)

Deployable Modular Underwater Intervention Capability (DIVEPACK)

Electromagnetic Warfare Capability and Interoperability Programme for Future Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR)

Energy Operational Function (EOF)

Essential Elements of European Escort (4E)

EU Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) Land Battlefield Missile Systems (EU BLOS)

EU Collaborative Warfare Capabilities (ECoWAR)

EU Cyber Academia and Innovation Hub (EU CAIH)

EU Military Partnership (EU MilPart)

EU Radio Navigation Solution (EURAS)

EUFOR Crisis Response Operation Core

European Attack Helicopters TIGER Mark III

European Defence Airlift Training Academy (EDA-TA)


European High Atmosphere Airship Platform (EHAAP) – Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Capability

European Medical Command (EMC)

European Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems – MALE RPAS (Eurodrone)

European Military Space Surveillance Awareness Network (EU-SSA-N)

European Patrol Corvette (EPC)

European Secure Software defined Radio (ESSOR)

European Training Certification Centre for European Armies (ETCCEA)

European Union Network of Diving Centres (EUNDC)

Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC)

Future Short-Range Air to Air Missile (FSRM)

Geo-meteorological and Oceanographic (GeoMETOC) Support Coordination Element (GMSCE)

Harbour and Maritime Surveillance and Protection

Helicopter Hot and High Training (H3 Training)

Integrated European Joint Training and simulation Centre (EUROSIM)

Integrated Multi-Layer Air and Missile Defence system (IMLAMD)

Integrated Unmanned Ground Systems 2 (iUGS2)

Integrated Unmanned Ground System (UGS)

Joint EU Intelligence School (JEIS)

Main Battle Tank Simulation and Testing Center (MBT-SIMTEC)

Maritime (semi) Autonomous Systems for Mine Countermeasures

Maritime Unmanned Anti-Submarine System (MUSAS)

Materials and components for technological EU competitiveness (MAC-EU)

Medium size Semi-Autonomous Surface Vehicle (M-SASV)

Military Mobility (MM)

Network of Logistic Hubs in Europe and Support to Operations (NetLogHubs)

Next Generation Medium Helicopter (NGMH)

Next Generation Small RPAS (NGSR)

One Deployable Special Operations Forces (SOF) Tactical Command and Control (C2) Command Post (CP) for Small Joint Operations (SJO) – (SOCC) for SJO

Robust Communication Infrastructure and Networks (ROCOMIN)


Rotorcraft Docking Station for Drones

Small Scalable Weapons (SSW)

Special Operations Forces Medical Training Centre (SMTC)

Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo (SATOC)

Strategic C2 System for CSDP Missions and Operations (EUMILCOM)

Timely Warning and Interception with Space-based TheatER surveillance (TWISTER)

Upgrade of Maritime Surveillance (UMS)

ZZZ[CLOSED] Co-basing

ZZZ[CLOSED] EU Test and Evaluation Centres (EUTEC)

ZZZ[CLOSED] European Union Training Mission Competence Centre (EU TMCC)

ZZZ[CLOSED] Indirect Fire Support Capability (EuroArtillery)

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