Bulgarian Border Police choose TETRA terminals from EADS Defence & Security
-2200 robust handheld radios and 350 mobile radios to be used for guarding Bulgarian state borders
-A further proof of EADS Defence and Security long term cooperation with the Bulgarian authorities
12 November 2008 – EADS Secure Networks (SN), an integrated activity of EADS Defence & Security, has been awarded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance a contract to procure TETRA radios to the Bulgarian Border Police.
The contract follows a competitive tendering during which SN has been chosen for its offer. The order encompasses 2200 robust and user-friendly THR880i handheld radios and 350 vehicle mounted TMR880i radios together with their accessories, documentation and training. These radios are to be delivered by the end of the year and will be used as of early 2009.
The new equipment will provide the users from the Bulgarian Border Police and other Border Agencies with smooth and secure communication and support their work in their own language, as both the THR880i and TMR880i radios come with Bulgarian display texts and voice feedback. Both radio models have similar features and menus, making it easy for the users to learn how to use the radios and switch from one model to another.
SN already delivered the complete TETRA infrastructure which is currently in use by the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior and for which the cooperation dates back to 2002.
“This is a strong sign of confidence in our partnership and we remain highly committed to provide the most advanced TETRA solutions to Bulgaria. Together, we are bringing the most modern TETRA equipment to the Bulgarian Border Police who need to rely on efficient tools while fulfilling their hard tasks” said Jean-Marc Nasr, President of EADS Secure Networks.
EADS Secure Networks is a world leading provider of Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) and an integrated activity of EADS Defence & Security (DS). DS is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2007, DS – with around 22,000 employees – achieved revenues of 5.5 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2007, EADS generated revenues of 39.1 billion and employed a workforce of about 116,000.