Thales has been awarded a contract by the Spanish Ministry of Defense (MoD) to upgrade the existing PR4G radios used by the country’s armed forces to meet modern battlefield requirements.
The current contract is part of the MoD’s effort to finalise the deployment of the new Supermux waveform for the Spanish Army.
Supermux belongs to Geomux waveform family, which will equip all PR4G F@stnet radio models, including handheld, manpack and vehicle stations.
PR4G F@stnet radio is designed to deliver combat voice, data and Blue Force Tracking (BFT) simultaneously and independently.
Supermux will help the Spanish Army’s PR4G F@stnet radio to expand data transmission capacity and provide increased capability for high priority information distribution.
In addition, the latest Supermux waveform provides unique automatic BFT sharing capability at radio-level between two upgraded very high-frequency (VHF) networks. This speeds up the situational awareness dissemination and avoids friendly fire.
The modernisation will enhance operational benefits of the PR4G F@stnet radios within the army’s tactical control and command information systems.
Supermux is part of the range of advanced waveforms developed by the company for its new family of software-defined Synaps radios.
Synaps radios are integrated with the new European Secure Software Defined Radio (ESSOR) Coalition waveform, in addition to the Maneuver suite of solutions.