EID awarded Portuguese Army tactical radio contract
Portuguese military communications technology company EID has been awarded a €16.7m contract to supply its PRC-525 tactical radios and ancillary equipment to the Portuguese Army. Deliveries will start in 2019 and will go through to 2026.
The PRC-525 Combat Net Radio (CNR) is currently the standard man-pack and vehicular radio system used by the Portuguese Army. The flexible, software-based system supports high frequency (HF), very high frequency (VHF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) ranges and enables frequency hopping and a wide range of waveforms. The tactical radio offers high performance across portable, vehicular and stationary applications.
The contract also includes supply of further systems and components manufactured by EID, including deployable base systems, power amplifiers for vehicular use and antenna tuning units.
EID Managing Director António Marcos Lopes said: “We’re proud of the fact that our state-of-the-art communications systems already support and will contribute further to the fulfilment of the Portuguese Army’s national and international missions. This award further enhances EID’s long-standing and successful partnership with the Portuguese Ministry of Defence to provide equipment for both land and sea-based military applications.
“With multiple frequency ranges, the PRC-525 tactical radio is a highly flexible capability, supporting a wide range of operational functions including interface with analogue and digital networks, and mobile stations for command and control systems.”