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British Aerospace to supply Raven 2V to NATO Nov.18

British Aerospace Defence Systems Limited of Christchurch, United Kingdom, is to supply a substantial quantity of Raven 2V VHF combat net radio systems as part of a package being provided to the NATO Contingency Force by Page Europa, the Italian subsidiary of GTE Government Systems.

The initiative aims to ensure that Allied nations committing troops to the Contingency Force have access to a core of common support facilities, held centrally and constantly available for use in any theatre of operation.

The advanced, frequency hopping manpack and hand-held Raven 2V radios being supplied by British Aerospace will offer full communications functionality within the Contingency Force. Being designed to NATO interoperability standards, they will also provide effective communications with other Allied troops.

This is a significant further boost for the company's Raven 2V system, whose advanced functionality and high data capacity provides the communications bearer needed by modern mobile Forces. It is now in service in all five continents and was recently chosen to enhance communications links with British Aerospace's HALO artillery location system, which has seen active service in Bosnia.

Background note
The Raven 2V family of VHF manpack and vehicle combat net radios supplies full band frequency hopping voice/data, digital encryption, frequency offset and burst data transmission to ensure successful performance in the face of all electronic countermeasures.

British Aerospace Defence Systems Limited is part of the Defence Systems Group of British Aerospace - a leading international defence electronics prime contractor and equipment supplier. Complementing British Aerospace's existing strengths in military aircraft and weapons, the Group provides systems integration capabilities and specialist technologies needed by the world-wide defence market in the next century.

For further information, please contact:

Dennis Burton
British Aerospace Defence Systems Limited
Grange Road, Christchurch
Dorset BH23 4JE United Kingdom
Tel : +44(0)1202 408512
Fax: +44(0)1202 404803 British Aerospace to supply Raven 2V to NATO Nov.18