German Armed Forces Selects Motorola Solutions to Provide Communications Network
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 | Comments

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the German Armed Forces (the Bundeswehr) selected Motorola as the main contractor to design and build a deployable, digital communications network within the next four years. The project includes the delivery of up to 120 radio systems.

The systems are implemented in two versions: one for a large number of users and a wider reach integrated in 20-foot ISO containers (40 systems) and one that will be installed in operating, transport and storage containers (80 systems) providing greater flexibility, operational readiness and higher mobility.

Digitization is one of the highest priorities for the Bundeswehr. It will help to increase efficiency of operations and safety for soldiers and civilian personnel. Secure and reliable voice communications, as well as access to data are central drivers for efficiency and responsiveness on any successful mission.

Cross-agency communications is also a prerequisite for successful cooperation between different teams, particularly in the event of a crisis or disaster. As part of the digitization of land-based operations and to ensure fast communications in various areas in the field, the Bundeswehr is procuring deployable communications networks, which are available in two versions: mobile and stationary. The modernization marks an important milestone within the Bundeswehr's digitization strategy.

Mission-critical communications remains essential to the success of the Bundeswehr’s diverse operations. The forces face challenges like handling complex situations in remote and dangerous environments and the need to analyze large amounts of data. This is especially important during crisis situations to protect the safety of soldiers and the public.

The new deployable mission-critical networks combine a TETRA solution with an LTE solution for the transmission of data. The contract includes the delivery of 12,500 handheld and 4,000 mobile and fixed radios. The relocatable network solutions are interoperable with the communications networks of the German public safety organizations (BOS), NATO and the EU. This enables successful collaboration during crisis situations or disaster relief where interagency communications is a prerequisite for success.

“Germany remains a priority market for Motorola Solutions where we have supported public safety for over 50 years”, said Mark Schmidl, senior vice president at Motorola Solutions. “We look forward to providing the German Armed Forces with future leading communications networks to drive the digitization of the force and support them in their mission.”

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