The Estonian Police and Border Guard have recently received delivery of a state of the art COFDM microwave downlink system designed and manufactured by Enterprise Control Systems (ECS) to equip their new AW139 medium twin helicopters. The downlink equipment will be crucial in air surveillance, search and rescue services, government missions, border patrol, medical missions and general utility duties to support the community.

This latest sale confirms the growing success of ECS’s range of COFDM uplink/downlink systems, which are currently supplied to a large number of international helicopter providers and police forces alike.

This important Estonian customer, thanks to ECS’s outstanding equipment capabilities, will be able to provide a greatly enhanced aerial policing service in the country as well as a comprehensive and reliable SAR capability. The new equipment complement includes a range of transportable, long range receivers, as well as the latest handy-view, integrated receiver.

Numerous law enforcement and security agencies around the world have chosen ECS to supply uplink/downlink equipment to fulfil their requirements. ECS equipment has now been supplied in 40 countries worldwide.

Having successfully developed a full motion video (FMV) secure microwave link and high definition (HD) broadcast quality microwave link using high grade encryption, ECS leads the market in the development of comprehensive, end-to-end data networking. This superior capability provides the user with real-time imagery and data that can aid significantly in the intelligence gathering process and air surveillance situations. The COFDM system includes the capability to uplink tactical information such as real-time video, JPEG files, and camera telemetry such as pan, tilt and zoom and data to the source.

This equipment has therefore proved to be crucial worldwide, in situations such as law enforcement, VIP/corporate transport and ongoing government missions.