Rohde & Schwarz to Supply SOVERON HR Handheld Radio for Portuguese Army

Rohde & Schwarz and EID, the Portuguese Defense technology company, have established a strategic partnership for the digitization program of the Portuguese armed forces. EID will supply its Dismounted Soldier system solution to the Portuguese Army, locally developed and produced. Both companies will enhance their cooperation by supplying the SOVERON®HR handheld software defined radio as part of the Dismounted Soldier Communications System. The handheld radio is part of the SOVERON® ecosystem, designed for highly mobile use by dismounted soldiers in today’s operational scenarios. In combination with the SOVERON®VR vehicular radio, the SOVERON®HR handheld radio forms a seamless connection to the higher echelons on the battlefield to provide a common operational picture in nearly real-time.

“We are very proud to develop and deliver this capability to the Portuguese Army having such a great partner on our side. With successful projects delivered together in the past, both in Portugal and internationally, we form the best team in equipping the Portuguese Army with this state-of-the-art soldier system,” EID´s Managing Director Frederico Lemos said.

“In cooperation with EID and our long-term relationship equipping the Portuguese defense forces, we will ensure a sovereign capability in country to support the Portuguese army throughout the lifetime of their communications systems and upgrading the existing equipment to the latest standard,” Alexander Philipp, Vice President Tactical Communications Rohde & Schwarz explained.

Rohde & Schwarz will supply a significant number of SOVERON®HR radios to the Portuguese Army. (Photo by Rohde & Schwarz)

The SOVERON®HR is designed for withstand harsh environments and accompany the soldier into every terrain. It offers the continuos coverage of the complete V/UHF band (30-512 MHz) in a single radio. Customizable crypto enables transmission security and frequency hopping reliable communication even in a highly contested electromagnetic spectrum. By offering a futureproof software defined radio platform for modern waveforms, various parallel voice and data channels are supported.

EID is a Portugal-based military technology company with extensive know-how and experience in the areas of electronics, communications, and command & control. The company is focused on the design, manufacture, and supply of advanced, high-performance equipment and systems for the global defence community. EID is active in several countries around the world, with customers in Europe, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group’s innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.