Project Partners

The 5G COMPAD project consortium is made up of world-leading 5G technology companies and the strongest European defence systems integrators and providers, network operators, research institutes, and technology SMEs from 11 EU member states and Norway.


12 partners – 5G infrastructure and device providers, defence system integrators and providers, network operators


4 partners – cloud service provider, hardware and ICT solution developers

Research institutions

3 partners – wireless communications, military, and digital infrastructure experts

Saab, the Coordinator of the 5G COMPAD-project, is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations.

Ericsson enables communications service providers and enterprises to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans the following business areas: Networks, Cloud Software and Services, Enterprise Wireless Solutions, Global Communications Platform, and Technologies and New Businesses. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people globally. Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York.

As an integrated technology group with about 25,000 employees worldwide, Rheinmetall AG stands for a strong, internationally successful company that operates in various markets with an innovative range of products and services. As a renowned development partner and direct supplier to the global automotive industry and a leading international systems provider for security technology, Rheinmetall draws on its high level of expertise in its basic technologies to address long-term megatrends, identify viable new markets with high growth potential and develop innovative solutions for a safe and liveable future.

Bittium is a trusted Finnish company with over 35 years of experience in advanced radio communication technologies. For the Defense & Security market, Bittium provides the most modern products and solutions for tactical and secure communications. The products and solutions for tactical communications bring broadband data and voice to all troops across the battlefield. For secure communications, Bittium offers proven mobile devices and cyber security solutions certified up to the CONFIDENTIAL level.

We create technology that helps the world act together. As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organisations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions. Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2021 the Group generated sales of €16,2 billion.

Leonardo (Italy), a global high-technology company, develops multi-domain capabilities in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector. The company plays a prominent role in major international strategic programmes and is a trusted technological partner of governments, defence agencies, institutions and enterprises. Innovation, continuous research, digital manufacturing and sustainability are the cornerstones of Leonardo’s business worldwide.

Part of Oesia group, INSTER is a Spanish engineering and innovation high-tech  company addressing the domains of Defence, Security, Telecommunictions and Space. It combines expertise in RF, signal processing and mechanical systems. It  is a world leader of Satcoms On The Move terminals for vehicles, aircrafts, UAVs, vessels and trains. It is located in Madrid with large and modern facilities where it can design, develop, manufacture and test its own products as well as integrate third-party communications equipment into military vehicles

EIGHT BELLS HELLAS PC is an independent high technology company providing innovative solutions, based in Athens, Greece. We specialize in selected parts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the fields of Defense, Security, Space, Telecommunications and Cybersecurity, with disruptive IT solutions.

INTRACOM DEFENSE (IDE) is a highly acclaimed Greek Defense Systems Company, with an outstanding record in domestic programs and exports to quality-driven international customers. IDE designs, develops and manufactures state-of-the-art tactical communications and electronic systems, command control & communication systems, unmanned systems, missile electronics, and hybrid power systems. IDE also participates in several multinational development and production programs and EU-funded R&D projects.

CAFA Tech is Estonian robotics and Technology company. CAFA Tech provides Computer Vision Systems and Convolutional Neural Networks for analyzing drones and robot sensors and cameras data feeds in near real time. CAFA Tech develops autonomous and tele-operated mobile robots UGVs for logistics, construction and ground maintenance tasks. CAFA automated UAVs are controlled over cellular (5G) or Satcom communication. CAFA UWB (Ultra Wide Band) sensors support obstacle detection by drones and robots in poor visibility situations.

Telenor Group is a leading telecommunications company across the Nordics and Asia with 172 million subscribers and annual sales of around NOK 110 billions (2021).

SINTEF is a broad, multidisciplinary research organisation with international top-level expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. We conduct contract R&D as a partner for the private and public sectors, and we are one of the largest contract research institutions in Europe. The Dept. of Sustainable Communication Technologies, part of the SINTEF Digital institute, is contributing in 5G-COMPAD with its knowledge in wireless communications.

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is the prime institution responsible for defence-related research in Norway. The Establishment is the chief adviser on defence-related science and technology to the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Armed Forces’ military organization. In order to maintain a position at the forefront of science and technology within chosen sectors, FFI collaborates with national and international scientific institutions and industry

LMT is a Latvian mobile innovator, IT company, and AI & EDGE solution developer, offering a full spectrum of telecommunication, integration, and IT services. LMT develops 5G and beyond-enabled solutions, as well as provides critical communications for public safety. The company has participated in several EU projects, hosts Europe’s first 5G military testbed, and has earned recognition for its R&D and cross-sectoral collaboration. In 2022, LMT was named the Innovation Champion of Latvia.

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute and a highly specialised R&D partner for industry. AIT provides research and technological development to realize basic innovations for the next generation of infrastructure related technologies in the fields of , Digital Safety & Security, Energy, Low-Emission Transport, Health & Bioresources, Vision, Automation & Control and Technology Experience as well as Innovation Systems & Policy.

Synkzone i a unique cloud service based on technical foundations that meet high security demands, combined with a crisp user experience, smart ways to collaborate and high availability. Use of Synkzone protects your information and helps you store and share information in a secure way. Synkzone solutions can be integrated in other applications and be delivered On Prem to run also in closed networks.

BHE is a 100% Hungarian-owned company founded in 1991. It is a major designer of numerous RF and microwave products and applications for mobile operators, government, defence, space and aeronautics organizations worldwide. Key market segments are the mobile telecommunications, defence and aerospace industrial areas and all RF & Microwave fields where special needs are identified. Its solutions are used on four continents, in over 30 countries.

APR Technologies AB is a Swedish high-tech company based in Enköping, Sweden. We develop advanced thermal technologies to improve the performance of spacecrafts, electric vehicles, battery packs and demanding electronics.

Project Sub-Contractors

CNIT (National, Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications) is a non-profit consortium, established in 1995, bringing together 41 public Italian universities to perform research and education/training activities in the field of the Information and Communication Technology. CNIT participates in and coordinates various EU H2020 projects on 5G. Four of these projects ranked first in their respective rankings. It is member of the 5GPPP and takes part in the ministerial 5G experimentation in the Milan metropolitan area.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE develops technologies and processes with the aim of early detection, mitigation and management of existential risks. In close cooperation with strategic partners, the institute is dedicated to the entire processing chain of data and information: from acquisition, transmission and processing to reliable protection. The Fraunhofer FKIE is committed to this mission both in the civilian sector and in command and reconnaissance processes in the defence technology sector.

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, low carbon energies (nuclear and renewable energies), technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences. Drawing on its widely acknowledged expertise, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners.

Space Hellas SA (SPH) is a leading System Integrator, Value-Added Solution and Service Provider in the areas of ICT and Security for the enterprise, government, and defence sectors, certified according to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standards. Space Hellas has long track in cybersecurity and defence R&D, currently coordinating four ongoing European cybersecurity & defence projects (AInception, PRIVATEER, SEPTON, DEGREES) and actively participating in 17 others. Furthermore, SPH actively participated in the 5GENESIS H2020 project, delivering one of the flagship 5G experimentation platforms in Europe.