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EDF – Single European Sky interoperability – 2022

European Defence Fund - Single European Sky interoperability, aiming to continue to provide, and further improve, defence and security missions, with needs of high degree of flexibility and reactiveness, into an airspace shared with civil airspace users.

20 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Aeronautics & Space Justice, Security, Defence Other Research & Innovation Technology & Digital
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions Developing countries, European Economic Area

Countries eligible to the programme:

  • Member states
  • Norway

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To continue performing Air Surveillance and Control in the changing context of civil aviation sector, facing the density and diversity increase of air traffic
  • To ensure the interoperability and data exchange between civil and military control centres and to support the planning, tasking and execution of air operations 24/7


  • Priority 1: Technical interoperability for real time flight and airspace management data exchanges (with relation to ability to exchange, exploit and fill Flight Objects, etc.)
  • Priority 2: Security aspects to ensure cross-domain exchanges
  • Priority 3: Assessment of resulting ATM safety levels as any ATC civil-military interoperability system

Among financed actions

  • Activities that aim to create, underpin and improve knowledge, products and technologies
  • Activities that aim to increase interoperability and resilience, including secured production and exchange of data
  • Design of a defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 48 months
  • The grant amount will be fixed in the grant agreement


  • Be a legal person
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries
  • Be a consortium composed of at least 3 independant entities from at least 3 different eligible countries
  • Total budget of the call: 270 million euro
  • Total budget of the topic: 20 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 20 and 100%

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