EADS and Siemens submit tender for modern BOS digital radio system in Germany

EADS and Siemens submit tender for modern BOS digital radio system in Germany

  • EADS prime contractor with Siemens as strategic partner
  • Tender based on successful TETRA technology

Ulm, 5 December 2005 – EADS and Siemens have submitted a tender to the Procurement Office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior for a nationwide digital voice and data transmission network for the German security authorities and organizations, the “BOS” government agencies. The TETRA technology already in service in many countries forms the basis for the tender, EADS announced in Ulm on Monday.

Terrestrial Trunked Radio, abbreviated to TETRA, is one of the most important modern digital radio standards and is in use throughout the world in the areas of public transport and safety and also has widespread industrial applications. It is a stable digital trunked radio network for closed user groups, enabling them to engage in mobile communication via reserved frequencies exclusively within their dedicated networks.

The company’s own developments and a technology partnership with Nokia guarantee the future market prospects of the system being offered. In its role as prime contractor, EADS bears the overall responsibility for the project and the associated systems engineering and as systems integrator it will unite the technologies and components from the partner companies and suppliers on a platform fit for future applications. Acting as strategic partner, Siemens will build the network. The two companies have already successfully cooperated in the past on other international digital radio projects for security authorities and organizations.

EADS has been a partner of such “BOS” agencies for many decades and, via its predecessor companies Telefunken and AEG, has decisively shaped the wireless communication technology of the security authorities over that period. The EADS Group therefore offers unrivalled competencies in fields such as analogue and digital radio technology and the smooth migration of these including the associated radio planning and control station technology, combined with knowledge of the security authorities’ tactical mission requirements. In addition, EADS can look back on long years of experience in the supply and installation of nationwide digital radio systems for security authorities. Working together with partner companies, to date it has installed more than 130 digital networks in almost 60 countries, of which 30 have been “BOS networks. 11 such networks were destined for the European market. In this field EADS therefore has a unique range of experience at its disposal.

The Defence and Communications Systems (DCS) Business Unit is the “Systems House” of EADS and is an integrated part of the EADS Defence & Security Systems Division (DS). EADS Defence & Security Systems, with revenues of about 5,4 billion in 2004 and roughly 23,000 employees across ten nations, forms the defence and security pillar within EADS. It offers integrated systems solutions to the new challenges confronting armed forces and homeland security units. It is active in the areas of military aircraft, missile systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems with manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), battlefield management systems, defence electronics, sensors and avionics, and related services.

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2004, EADS generated revenues of 31.8 billion and employed a workforce of about 110,000.

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