NEWS: Airbus Defence and Space supports 52nd Munich Security Conference

Tetra technology from Airbus Defence and Space supports 52nd Munich Security Conference

The municipal utility operator Stadtwerke München is providing a secure Tetra network including a TB3c base station; the technology comes from Airbus Defence and Space.

Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a three-year contract to run a secure digital Tetra private mobile radio network during the Munich Security Conference. In collaboration with the Tetra operator Stadtwerke München (the municipal utility operator), Airbus Defence and Space supporting the Conference from 2016 to 2018.

The Munich Security Conference, initially launched in 1963, has become the pre-eminent conference in the field of foreign and security policy over the past decades. Each year, it provides high-ranking policy makers from all over the world with a forum for discussing current and future security policy issues. Numerous prominent political and business guests from Germany and abroad are once again expected at the conference. To ensure the security of the participants from the political, economic and media sectors, Airbus Defence and Space and the Tetra network operator Stadtwerke München will equip the venue with cutting-edge secure radio communication technology.

Especially for the conference, Airbus Defence and Space is to connect a separate base station (TB3c) to the existing radio network of Stadtwerke München. Therefore, German Army personnel and the conference staff will be able to use the radio technology for the entire duration of the event. As a result of heightened requirements, the radio system will have enhanced security levels, such as authentication and radio interface encryption.

Stadtwerke München will also once again be providing conference employees with TH1n Tetra radios, the smallest in the world, from Airbus Space and Defence. These devices are particularly suitable for concealed use and have been used successfully at the Munich Security Conference for several years now.

Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs more than 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €13 billion per year.

Secure Land Communications (

The programme line Secure Land Communications (SLC) at Airbus Defence and Space develops, installs and maintains professional and land mobile radio (PMR/LMR) networks based on Tetra, Tetrapol and P25 technologies and offers a wide range of radio solutions and devices for customers worldwide. The portfolio also encompasses emergency response centres (911/112). SLC is a leader in PMR, with more than 280 radio networks in over 74 countries, and the US leader for 911 response centres with the VESTA® 911 call handling solution serving more than 60% of the market. The programme line employs nearly 1700 people in 20 countries.

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