Lystrup, Denmark. 12 July 2021. The European Commission announced on June 30 the results of the 2020 calls for proposal of the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP). Terma is part of three projects that have been accepted by the Commission.

“This is an amazing result for Terma”, says Jes Munk Hansen, CEO & President. “The EDIDP programme will make it possible for companies and universities to develop and test advanced defence systems and new technologies relevant to the European armed forces. Terma is already one of the leading companies in this arena and we will build on our knowledge and knowhow with talented partners on all three projects”.

Terma is exceedingly proud of its performance, having successfully won AI4DEF, a project focusing on supporting the uptake of Artificial Intelligence in European Armed Forces and bringing together a vast array of the best companies, universities and SMEs excelling in this domain.

The AI4DEF consortium consists of 22 partners from 10 countries and combines an optimal mix of large entreprises, SMEs and universities.

Along four use-cases, which are defined together with supporting nations’ armed forces reflecting real scenarios and needs, the consortium will test and qualify a variety of AI algorithms for their usability in the defence domain.

Terma will bring its considerable expertise on Joint Intellilgence, Surveillance and Reconnaisance (JISR) and build on its AI know-how.

“This is an excellent opportunity for further developing our technological capabilities in this area, together with great partners”, says Kathrine Langballe Gaul, Director Business Development at Terma.

“We are particularly looking forward to the close cooperation with the Danish Acquisition and Logistics Agency and other supporting nations so we can ensure that the results of this project truly reflect European Armed Forces’ needs.”

Furthermore, Terma will participate in two more EDIDP projects: CARMENTA and ODINs EYE. CARMENTA, led by Elettronica, will cover the first development steps of a future European Self-Protection-System for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. ODINs EYE, led by OHB, will study the potential of an early-warning system for Ballistic Missile Defence.