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Nov 1 2023

HYDEF Grant Agreement and OCCAR Contract Signed

On 31 October 2023, the OCCAR-EA Director, along with the HYDEF consortium composed of 14 industrial partners from seven Nations (BE, CZ, DE, ES, NO, PL and SE) and represented by SMS - SISTEMAS DE MISILES DE ESPAÑA, SL, officially signed the EU-HYDEF Grant Agreement (GA) on behalf of the European Commission and the associated HYDEF Linked Procurement Contract (LPC) on behalf of the OCCAR HYDEF Participating States Belgium, Germany, Norway, Poland and Spain. The Programme has a total amount of 110 M€, of which 100 M€ are co-funded by the EU European Defence Fund (EDF).

The HYDEF Programme aims towards the investigation and definition of the concept for a European Interceptor able to neutralise those emerging new threats and those envisaged over the coming decades, and encompassing new technologies (e.g., propulsion, aerodynamics, advanced guidance, leading edge sensors, aerodynamic and actuator system, highly agile guidance), to achieve the highest manoeuvrability and capability.

The HYDEF Programme aligns with the EDF 2021 Project (EU HYDEF) for which OCCAR-EA was entrusted as Granting Authority. The signing of the Grant Agreement marks a significant stride in strengthening the collaboration between OCCAR-EA and the European Commission within the framework of managing the European Defence Fund.

The European Hypersonic Defence Interceptor” (EU HYDEF) is a project co-funded by the European Union, under the 

European Defence Fund, and Belgium, Germany, Norway, Poland and Spain. OCCAR has been entrusted the 

management of the EU HYDEF project by the European Commission (EC) and the Participating States.

If you want to learn more about the HYDEF Programme please see here: 

OCCAR - HYDEF - HYpersonic DEFence Interceptor Programme

Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the European Commission can be held responsible for them.

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