“It is extremely important for us to contribute to the security of the entire Europe, especially in today's situation. For Cybernetica, this is a strategic initiative in which we want to contribute long-term.”
Starting in December, Cybernetica will lead the "Secure Digital Military Mobility System (SDMMS)" consortium project financed by the European Defence Fund (EDF) and carried out by 11 European companies. The goal of the project is to create software that would promote the cross-border movement of military units of European countries within Europe, taking into account the main bottlenecks that may occur. The software platform created by the cooperation partners ensures a more effective work organisation for the movement of military units across national borders, simplifying both the cross-border sharing of information and the request for border-crossing permits. Within the project, Cybernetica is responsible for the overall consortium management, creation, and development of the platform architecture.
"It is extremely important for us to contribute to the security of the entire Europe, especially in today's situation. For Cybernetica, this is a strategic initiative in which we want to contribute long-term," says Cybernetica's CEO Oliver Väärtnõu. "I am sincerely glad that the former commander of the Estonian Air Force, with long-term experience in the field, reserve general Jaak Tarien, has joined us as the programme manager," adds Väärtnõu.
Cybernetica's years of experience in developing and implementing mission-critical technologies has created the necessary capability to take a leadership role in international, high-impact consortium projects. The data exchange between the European Union member states, which is required for the promotion of military mobility, will be carried out using UXP (Unified eXchange Platform), a technology developed by Cybernetica and used in various contexts. Cybernetica has nearly twenty years of experience in the development of customs information systems that enable the efficient cross-border movement of goods within the European Union.
"In the Defence Forces, everyone learns pretty fast that individual entrepreneurs die out quickly, and the key to success lies in teamwork. Therefore, I am very pleased to join Cybernetica's international team to lead such a large-scale pan-European initiative. Our goal is to successfully carry out this project to bring additional experience to Estonia and the ability to manage similar large-scale projects in the military field in the future as well," says Jaak Tarien.
"Today's war in Ukraine has shown how important military mobility is. On the one hand, the project managed by Cybernetica shows the competitiveness of Estonian companies in the development of defense solutions, while also providing an exceptional opportunity for an Estonian company to manage a project that is of key importance from the point of view of Estonian national security," said Miiko Peris, Head of the Ministry's Innovation Department.
Cybernetica's partners in the SDSSM project are: Netcompany Intrasoft (Luxembourg), Jotne EPM Technology AS (Norway), Industrieanlagen Betriebsgesellschaft MBH (Germany), Baltijos Pazangiu Technologiju Institutas (Lithuania), Instytut Technik Telekomunikacyjnych I Informatyczenych (Poland), Ministerul Apararii Nationale (Romania). , SIA "Cyber Circle" (Latvia), Oltis Group AS (Czech Republic), Interconsult Bulgaria OOD (Bulgaria) and Institut Po Otbrana (Bulgaria).