Cohort’s EID to equip Portuguese Army with additional PRC-525 radio systems


Cohort company EID has signed a contract with the Portuguese Ministry of Defence (MoD) to equip the nation’s army with more tactical PRC-525 radio systems.

Under the €7.5m contract, EID is tasked with providing additional multiband, multi-role, and multimode tactical PRC-525 radio solutions.

The Portuguese Army and Navy are already using the radio systems, which were delivered as part of a previously awarded contract worth around €40m.

The radios have been used by the Portuguese military in operational scenarios, exercises and peacekeeping missions.

"This new contract demonstrates the trust the Portuguese Ministry of Defence has in EID’s knowledge, products and solutions."

EID managing director António Marcos Lopes said: “This new contract demonstrates the trust the Portuguese Ministry of Defence has in EID’s knowledge, products and solutions.

“We are very honoured to be able to supply our army once again with the necessary tools to do their very best on the field.”

The PRC-525 can be used in portable, vehicular and stationary applications, including mobile shelters.

Its front panel can be detached and worn on a soldier’s wrist or installed in CDS-525S and CDD-525 vehicular remote consoles, EID stated.

Featuring HF / VHF / UHF multiband and full IP capabilities, the new PRC-525 radios will be fitted in shelters with the army’s Tactical Communication and Information System (SIC-T).

Deliveries under the latest contract will begin this year and continue until 2023.