Communications Technology Solutions Providers at DSEI
DSEI exhibitors specializing in the communications sector are notching up significant successes in the run-up to the show, giving a clear indication of the quality of the new solutions that will be on display at ExCeL between September 10 and 13.
Cassidian, the defense and security division of EADS, has proved the capabilities of its newly developed SPEXER 1000 security radar in a series of large-scale field trials, employing realistic scenarios. The company announced that in the course of demanding tests conducted in Africa and South-East Asia the radar demonstrated exceptional detection capabilities under the toughest conditions - coastal situations, difficult terrain and poor weather. SPEXER 1000 (photo) thus proved its suitability as a cost-effective solution for stationary or mobile intelligence and surveillance protecting critical infrastructure.
Elektrobit (EB) has delivered the first products of the Tactical Wireless IP Network communication system to the Finnish Defense Forces. The product delivery consists of tactical router and radio head units and is part of the deal signed with the Finnish Defense Forces for the deployment of EB's Tactical Wireless IP Network. The products enable the formation of Mobile ad hoc Networks (MANETs) and will be used in harsh environmental conditions for land operations.
Raytheon Company has completed deliveries of its miniature military-grade Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponders to Korean Air Lines as the Republic of Korea's top air carrier develops unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The small transponders are designed to fly on UAVs and smaller helicopters and deliver all of the military and civilian airspace performance capabilities of Raytheon's industry-leading IFF transponder product line, found on the majority of larger military aircraft and many civilian types.
Harris Corporation, is celebrating the receipt of $61 million in orders to enable the Poland Ministry of National Defense to better communicate with coalition partners. Poland is acquiring the Harris Falcon III, AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A handheld radios for the next phase of its tactical radio modernization. The Harris radios will provide Poland's armed forces with secure wideband combat net radio, tactical satellite and ground-to-air communications. The radios are equipped with the Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2), which enables military forces to leverage advanced battle management applications such as collaborative chat, streaming video and intelligence collection.
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) has successfully demonstrated network interoperability with NATO systems during Joint Project Optic Windmill (JPOW) exercises held in May and June. In these JPOW exercises, MEADS tactical battle management command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (BMC4I) software connected to a NATO test site in the Netherlands using a transportable air defense test bed at the German Air Force Air Defense Center at Fort Bliss, Texas, USA. MEADS demonstrated its battle management capability to transmit, receive and process Link 16 messages, as well as other elements of threat engagement and target intercept.
General Dynamics has been awarded a £45 million maintenance contract for the Armed Forces Bowman radio system by the UK MOD. The contract awarded to General Dynamics UK to provide essential support for troops across the globe that use Bowman will secure 150 jobs at the company's site in Oakdale, South Wales; while a further 150 jobs will be sustained across the supply chain.
Bowman is a secure digital voice and data system which allows front line soldiers to communicate with colleagues and commanders on the ground, at sea, or in the air. It plays a vital role in Afghanistan, giving troops better awareness of any operational situation.