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BAE Refurbishes UK Comms.Systems

BAE Systems C4ISR has completed an urgent requirement from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to refurbish communications containers previously used by British Forces in theatres such as the Balkans and Sierra Leone.

Featuring a wide range of commercially sourced communications equipment hosted in standard shipping containers, the installations were originally supplied within the MoD's "Commercialisation of Balkans Communications" project to provide voice and data facilities. This was successfully completed in the late 1990's.

The facilities include PABX telephone equipment, communications multiplexers, line-of-sight microwave equipment, aerials and towers. The containers are fitted with climate control, uninterruptible power supplies and shock-mounted equipment racks to accommodate the communications equipment.

Managing Director of the Christchurch-based BAE Systems C4ISR Communications & Defence Infrastructure division, Paul Laity, commented "These container based systems support network enabled capability by providing reliable voice and data communications, featuring links back to the UK, with minimal manning, maintenance and repair requirements."

BAE Systems employs nearly 100,000 people including Joint Ventures, and has annual sales of around £13 billion. The company offers a global capability in air, sea, land and space with a world-class prime contracting ability supported by a range of key skills. BAE Systems designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defense products.

BAE Systems C4ISR is a global center of excellence supplying innovative, network enhanced solutions focused on military capability. The Group integrates advanced civil and military technologies into robust, single-service and joint information management environments. It optimizes the operational effectiveness of command & control and platforms within the digitized battlespace, providing flexible architectures to support fast decision-making. BAE Refurbishes British Forces Communications Systems