Bulgarian Border Police opt for TETRA radios from EADS Defence & Security

Bulgarian Border Police opt for TETRA radios from EADS Defence &Security

  • More than 4000 radios to be used for guarding Bulgarian state borders
  • Long-term cooperation of EADS Defence and Security with Bulgarian authorities continues

19 March 2010 – The Bulgarian Ministry of Finance has awarded EADSDefence & Security a second contract to supply TETRA radios for theBulgarian Border Police. The previous contract in 2008 was for more than2500 TETRA radios.

This order covers the delivery of more than 3100 robust and easy-to-useTHR880i handheld TETRA radios and 950 TMR880i mobile radios, includingaccessories, documentation and training. The radios will be delivered andtaken into service in the course of 2010.

The new radios will enable the Bulgarian Border Police to communicatesafely and securely in their own language, as both the THR880i andTMR880i radios come with a user interface and voice feedback in Bulgarian.Both radio models have a similar design, features and menus, so users caneasily learn how to use the radios and switch from one model to another.

EADS Defence & Security has already delivered the complete TETRA radionetwork which is currently in use by the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior and forwhich the cooperation dates back to 2002.

Easy to use – “This is a strong sign of confidence in us and our ability to goon providing state-of-the-art TETRA solutions to Bulgaria. Ease of use hasclearly been a preferred characteristic, given that demanding tasks such asthose of the Bulgarian Border Police require concentration on the task, not onthe equipment,” said Dirk Borchardt, Head of Security & CommunicationSolutions at EADS Defence & Security.

About EADS Defence & Security

EADS Defence & Security is a world leading provider of mission-criticalcommunication and Command and Control solutions through its integratedactivity Defence and Communications Systems (DCS).

EADS Defence & Security is a systems solutions provider for armed forcesand civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and securenetworks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security,service and support solutions. In 2009, DS – with around 21,000 employees– achieved revenues of 5.4 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace,defence and related services. In 2009, EADS generated revenues of 42.billion and employed a workforce of about 119,000.


Nelly Tartivel Phone : +33 (0) 1 61 38 70 60EADS Defence & Securitynelly.tartivel@eads.com


About the THR880i hand-portable radio:http://www.eads.com/1024/en/businet/defence/dcs/solutions/pmr/products_services/tetra_terminals/THR880i/THR880i.html

About the TMR880i TETRA mobile radio:http://www.eads.com/1024/en/businet/defence/dcs/solutions/pmr/products_services/tetra_terminals/TMR880i/TMR880i.html


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