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OPTIMAS - OPTIcal MilitAry Secure communications

2023 - 2026


7 500 000 € - 25 000 000 €

European Defence Fund

Between borders (eg. min. 3 EU member states)

OPTIMAS aims to develop a robust free-space optical communication solution for multi-domain defence applications, highlighting the challenging demonstration of linking an unmanned aerial vehicle and a satellite with a high data transfer rate and potential quantum key distribution capability. The project will define, design, and test an airborne laser communication system applicable to various satellite constellations for integration into air, naval and land units. The demonstrator will focus on a secure, high-speed bidirectional communication with low earth orbit satellite pointing, acquisition and tracking functions.