Cohort subsidiary EID to supply tactical radios for Portuguese Army

4 September 2019 (Last Updated September 4th, 2019 12:26)

Cohort subsidiary EID has secured a contract from the Portuguese Army for the supply of tactical radios and ancillary equipment.

Cohort subsidiary EID has secured a contract from the Portuguese Army for the supply of tactical radios and ancillary equipment.

The company will begin deliveries under a €16.7m contract this year and will run until 2026.

Cohort has stated that the contract will build on previous contracts with the Portuguese Army and provide the service with an advanced tactical communications system.

The software-defined radio-based communications system will be compatible with other Nato nations, the company added.

The Portuguese Army currently uses EID’s software-defined PRC-525 combat net radio as the standard manpack and vehicular radio.

In July 2017, EID won a contract to provide tactical PRC-525 radio systems for integration in the shelters of the army’s Tactical Communication and Information System (SIC-T).

The PRC-525 radio is in service with the Portuguese army and navy. The high-performance digital combat net radio can cover HF, VHF and UHF frequency ranges.

The army uses the radio in operational scenarios, exercises and peacekeeping missions.

Under this contract, EID will also supply deployable base systems, and power amplifiers for vehicular use and antenna tuning units.

Cohort chief executive Andy Thomis said: “I am very pleased that EID has been awarded this contract, continuing our long and deep relationship with the Portuguese Army.

“This contract will provide EID with an important long-term revenue stream and together with other recent wins across the group, will enhance the visibility of future group revenue.”

The software-defined tactical radio is designed for use in portable, vehicular and stationary applications.