GEODE project to develop Galileo military user equipment
GEODE administered by the German, French, Italian, Belgian and Spanish ministries of defense and involving 30 companies from 14 EU member states, will establish a framework for the development of the Galileo public regulatory service user segment for defense applications.
Galileo's PRS is an encrypted navigation service for government authorized users and sensitive applications that require high continuity. PRS signals are more resistant to jamming and spoofing, ensuring service continuity and easier identification of potential gps jammer. It is intended for use by border control, police, fire departments, ambulance and search and rescue, military, and other government and government authorized users.
GEODE begins with an initial specification and standardization phase, establishing a framework for prototyping, testing and qualification 7 PRS security modules developed in various technologies, 9 PRS receivers, 4 Galileo PRS/GPS compatible anti-jamming for Anti-spoofing, anti-jamming controlled radiation direction antenna. Military combat field tests will be conducted on land, UAV platforms and the Navy, as well as timing and synchronization validation systems.
Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain will provide more than 80 million euros in funding for the project, with the European Union providing 40 million euros of support. The GEODE project will be completed in 2027. Its military user equipment will be exportable to other countries that have the necessary PRS security agreements with the EU.