EADS Defence & Security has been awarded the contract for deployment of its CORP25 digital radio communications network to service the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) ‘O’ Division critical communications in the province of Ontario, Canada. The contract includes the rollout of a state-of-the-art, open standard P25 IP-based digital public safety radio communication network and command and control centres that will expand across Ontario as the new Central Region Operation Communication System. This communication network will also be used as the primary means to provide secure wireless communication during the upcoming G8 Summit to be held in Canada in June 2010.
CORP25 allows P25 and non-P25 radios to operate together on one core architecture, providing operators full autonomy and control over the radio network. The rollout is a multi-step approach with a number of phases with Phase 1 being implemented in time for exclusive use to secure the G8 Summit and will be spread out across a 360 km corridor in Ontario. The second and larger phase will extend the network to cover the entire province and replace the existing Central Region Operation Communication System.
“We are pleased to have been awarded this contract for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,” said Steve Shanck, general manager for P25 radio network solutions. “Unlike other applications, the RCMP will not operate both trunking and conventional networks, but will fast track the new P25 system across the province. As the market adoption of P25 radio increases, our CORP25 allows P25 and non-P25 radios to operate together on one core architecture, providing operators full autonomy and control over the radio network."
“This contract is a concrete illustration of EADS' commitment to expanding our operations in Canada,” said Pierre Deles trade, CEO, EADS Canada. “We have consistently demonstrated our willingness to increase the P25 market throughout Canada as evidenced by our investment in the Gatineau, Quebec Centre of Excellence.”