Rohde & Schwarz UK Ltd. has been down selected after a 12 month competition process run by BAE Systems to be the preferred partner for the design phase of the integrated communications system for the future Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

The Rohde & Schwarz proposal for the Type 26 is at the forefront of technology and includes innovative systems to truly deliver a state of the art communications system. This coupled with proven high reliability will in turn reduce the through life cost with respect to support and provide the Royal Navy with improved efficiency of resources, high system availability and operational performance.

This down select follows on from previous Rohde & Schwarz naval successes in the UK which include providing communications solutions to the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Bay Class Vessels.

In the international arena and not limited to, the supply to the Australian Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers, the Royal Dutch Navy LCF Frigates and Landing Platform Docking LPDs, and the Spanish Navy with the F100 Class Frigates and LPD of which all utilize communications solutions from Rohde & Schwarz.