Advanced, Disruptive and Emerging QUAntum technologies for DEfence


Funded by: European Commission  
Calls: European Defence Fund
Start date: 2022-12-21  End date: 2025-12-21
Total Budget: EUR 27.413.380,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 1.439.870,00
Scientific manager: Thales France   and for INO is: Gagliardi Gianluca

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: Thales France

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:
Ecole Normale Superieure – France
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica
Leonardo SpA
Thales SA – France

other INO’s people involved:

Agio Mario
Avino Saverio
Borri Simone
De Natale Paolo
Fabbri Nicole

Abstract: Quantum Technologies (QT) are one of the main emerging and disruptive technologies for defence and “Quantum Supremacy” has become a major objective for government leaders in national security. Quantum Sensing (QS) is the most mature domain and has the potential for revolutionary impact on defence operations but significant technical challenges lie ahead before operational systems can be developed: overall performance and the dynamic range of operations of the sensing technologies must be improved (sensitivity, spectral coverage,etc.), technology must be matured to become operable in real conditions, resilience against environmental effects (temperature, g-forces, etc.) must be ensured while respecting the SWaP-C (size/weight/power-cost) constraints of the defence sector. ADEQUADE intends to provide improvements in a whole range of QS domains with activities ranging from postiion, navigation & timing to RF and acceleration/rotation sensing