Elbit Systems has received a contract to supply military communications systems to an undisclosed European country.
Valued at approximately $45m, the contract requires the company to supply mobile communications systems to users ranging from the individual soldier to the division level, in dismounted and mounted configurations, for both medium and long-range distances.
The system is a part of the company’s CNR-9000 and HF-6000 product families.
Elbit Systems Land & C4I Division general manager Yehuda Vered said: "There is a need for a reliable voice and data transfer in the modern battlefield, and the decision of this customer to equip its army with our systems reflects the recognition of the high-quality and functionality of our communications products."
The Tadiran CNR-9000 HDR multi-mode radio enables streaming video on the move, and is capable of offering 115K over 25KHz standard bandwidth tactical very high frequency (VHF) channels.
Based on software-defined radio principles and pre-planned product improvement capabilities, the radio features enhanced speech intelligibility, wideband synchronised orthogonal frequency hopping, and COMSEC / ECCM anti-jamming capabilities to counter adverse communications conditions.
A successor to the field-proven HF-2000 radio, the HF-6000 covers the 1.5MHz to 30MHz band with 285,000 channels, and applies digital squelch, selective calling, automatic link establishment (ALE), and adaptive power control, to help ensure highly reliable high-frequency communications.
The radio is available in manpack, vehicular, and fixed station configurations, and also incorporates an array of proprietary tactical antennas, specifically designed to address complex operational scenarios.
According to the company, tens of thousands of these systems are already in use by armed forces worldwide.
Deliveries under the contract are scheduled to be performed over a two-year period.