EID to supply Portuguese Army with tactical radio communications

Published 18 September 2019

EID signed with the Portuguese Army a €16,7 million contract to supply PRC-525 Combat Net Radios (CNR) and ancillaries, including deployable base systems, power amplifiers for vehicular use and antenna tuning units.

The PRC-525 tactical radio is currently the standard man-pack and vehicular radio system used by the Portuguese Army, which has been widely used in various operational scenarios, including international defence and peace keeping missions. It achieved the “Army Tested” and “Combat Proven” certifications from the Portuguese Army. Deliveries will start in 2019 and will go through to 2026.

Offering high performance across portable, vehicular and stationary applications, the PRC-525 tactical radio can also be installed in mobile shelters. Among other features, it covers HF, VHF and UHF bands with a single piece of equipment. Thanks to sophisticated and secure waveforms, the radio may seamlessly be integrated into secure, high performance tactical communications networks.

EID Managing Director António Marcos Lopes said: “EID has a long tradition in the development and deployment of flexible, sophisticated and reliable tactical communications systems. We’re proud of this contract, looking forward to reinforce the long-standing and successful partnership with the Portuguese Army, continuously providing communication solutions fulfilling their specific requirements”.