EADS Defence & Security joins hands with HYT in China

EADS Defence & Security joins hands with HYT to explore digital trunking for China’s public security market

  • Joint design, manufacturing and distribution of 350MHz TETRA terminals
  • The first TETRA solution to be developed in China

October 16, 2008, Shenzhen. HYT, the biggest PMR equipment supplier in China, and EADS Secure Networks (SN) – an integrated activity of EADS Defence & Security and world-leading digital trunking system provider – signed today an official agreement to launch a strategic cooperation in the public security market in China.

This comprehensive and in-depth strategic partnership between HYT and SN encompasses the development of customised solutions based on the TETRA technology, the designing & manufacturing of TETRA terminals, as well as the development of modern applications. Under the agreement, both sides are notably committed to the joint design, manufacturing and distribution of 350 MHz TETRA terminal products.

SN and HYT will also co-develop 350 MHz TETRA systems to provide a total solution for China’s public security users. The latter is to be the first TETRA solution to be designed in China. For the Chinese public security users, this cooperation implies more affordable trunking communications, but also a better chance for customized solutions.

Jean-Marc Nasr, President of EADS Secure Networks, said: “We are committed to long-term strategic development in China, especially in China’s public security market; and this agreement with HYT further proves our willingness to meet the specific local needs. Our shared goal is to complement each other and further boost the role of TETRA digital trunking solutions in China’s public security market.”

Chen Qingzhou, President of HYT, said: “We designed a win-win cooperation: EADS Secure Networks with its world-leading technologies and HYT with its local advantages in resources complement each other perfectly. HYT can provide good equipment and a wide marketing platform for the local production and also provides strong support for the industrialization and localization of TETRA. HYT is looking forward to serving customers in liaison with EADS Secure Networks.”

EADS Secure Networks

EADS Secure Networks is 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. In 2007, EADS generated revenues of 39.1 billion and employs a workforce of about 116,000.

Shenzhen HYT Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (HYT)

Shenzhen HYT Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (HYT) is among the top 5 word-leading telecommunications equipment suppliers with the achievement of providing long-term benefit and increased potential value for thousands of customers from more than 80 countries and regions all over the world.
With 25 patented core technologies and over 100 state-level inventions, HYT is currently the only manufacturer in China capable of using TETRA technology on digital trunking systems. It is pioneering the way towards the formulation of industrial standard for wireless communications solutions. For over a decade, HYT has maintained the top position in the production and sales of trunking system in China and has taken over 60% market share in police communication equipments and integrated systems.

EADS Defence & Security Contacts:

Erwan HbrTel: +33 (0)1 61 38 66 53

Jennifer ZhouTel: +86 (10) 646 112 66

HYT Contact:

Wang ZhuoTel: +86 (755) 26972999

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