BAE Systems orders NAVICS IP-based integrated communications for British navyNews
August 10, 2015
MUNICH. BAE Systems has ordered an integrated communication system from Rohde & Schwarz(R&S) to equip the British Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS).
The communication system, which would cover internal and external communications, is built around R&S NAVICS IP-based switching system that interconnects the distributed on-board voice terminals via a uniform IP network. According to R&S, the result of using a secure, ruggedized IT technology is the number of voice terminals would be reduced and ATEX smartphones employed within security-critical environments.
The R&S VHF/UHF and HF transceivers from its M3SR family of radios will handle external communications. The radio equipment will provide both TRANSEC and high-speed data transmission. RF filters and hopping EPM filters will help to achieve an interference-free communication. At the same time, a common infrastructure named "shared network infrastructure" and "shared computing environment" will be set up for all services on board.