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Canada Buys Selex Personal Role Radios (Feb 6)

The success and popularity of the personal role radio (PRR) developed by Selex Communications, a Finmeccanica Company, has been proven again with the announcement that the company has sold a further 6,000 Personal Role Radios (PRRs) to the Canadian Army, beating competition from international companies.

The supply and demand for the short-range radio system, which frontline soldiers say significantly improve communications, has now reached figures in excess of 150,000 and is being used in 26 countries worldwide.

PRR replaces traditional hand signals and shouting which can be missed or misinterpreted. The radio unit is small, lightweight and unobtrusive, enabling messages to be relayed quickly and easily with low risk of detection. Crucial to the war-fighting role, a unique patented Wireless Press To Talk (PTT) switch allows individual section members to talk to others in the section without the need to let go of their weapon.

The PRR has been designed as a modular system to meet evolving battlefield needs. New capabilities and functionality are constantly being added, such as rebroadcast and data facilities.

The Personal Role Radio (PRR) won Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category in 2005.


Selex Communications, a Finmeccanica Company, is a communications systems supplier for military and civil customers. Uniquely placed to lead the delivery of Network Centric Communications, the Company’s capabilities encompass solutions for joint, land, sea and air applications, secure and mission critical communications. Selex Communications employs more than 5000 people worldwide, with offices and plants in Italy, the UK, USA, Germany, Turkey, Romania and South America.

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More Success in Canada for Selex Communications’ Personal Role Radio