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Indra has been awarded a €3.9 M contract to provide the French Ministry of Defence with 25 mobile tactical SATCOM systems, which will be connected to the Syracuse III satellite network for communications. The network allows solid and safe communication between France and forces deployed across the planet.
One of the main advantages of the systems lies in the possibility of using either military or civil frequency bands. Besides this, the systems are transportable and easy to deploy and to take down; it would only take two operators 15 minutes to have them ready.
Each of the tactical communication systems is equipped with the necessary subsystems that position them in the right direction to make contact with the satellites. The systems are provided with GPS, spectrum analysers, inclinometers and anemometers for backup. The Syracuse III satellite system is regarded as the communications centre of the French Army and was designed to be difficult to interfere with.
The systems to be delivered by Indra are built to establish voice and data bidirectional communications at 2 Mbps. This speed is one of the highest to be found among this type of satellite and shows the company’s capability to develop customized solutions for cutting-edge technology projects.