The Paris Air Show demonstration builds on CS's STARLINX Tactical Data Link (TDL) system and EB Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN). EB TAC WIN enables fast, automated forming of wireless broadband IP network on the field, compatible with existing wireline and wireless infrastructure. STARLINX, a CS Group product, is an operational multi-link system providing instant standalone TDL capability on any type of platform and any type of data link (L11, L11b, L16, JREAP, L22) used by navy and air forces. Other products featured in this demonstration include EB Tough VoIP terminals and EB Tough Mobile smartphone.
CS and EB products together enable a complete solution for C2 (Communication and Control), which can be tailored to the specific needs of navy, air and land forces. At the Paris Air Show, CS and EB demonstrate this by establishing a surveillance and defense bubble at the exhibition site. Two case examples can be observed:
- A slow aircraft, coming from the Seine Bay is heading to the Paris Air Show site without authorization or radio contact. The system will detect and identify an "unknown" aircraft, and send "investigate" order to the Rafale fighter, including itinerary for constraint and exhibition area avoidance.
- A suspicious vehicle, reported by the French intelligence service, is driving on the A1 highway (south) and should be closely monitored during its passage near Paris Region. Drone research is conducted by demand of the French internal security police.
“This year's Paris Air Show represents a new milestone in our cooperation with CS. We are very pleased to work with CS in demonstrating a comprehensive and efficient C2 solution for defense customers,” said Jari Sankala, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, EB's Wireless Business Segment.
“We are excited about that new opportunity to work with EB, a reliable CS partner. This global solution for tactical communications that includes IP infrastructures as well as tactical data links will expand our portfolio of C2 solutions. Rapidly deployable and ideally fitted for implementing protection zones this solution will be an asset for helping to secure events or special forces interventions,” said CS Chairman Yazid Sabeg.