At Eurosatory 2010 EADS Defence & Security (DS) is presenting a prototype of its newest Milicor family of mobile, secure high-speed IP radio mobile network based on the TETRAPOL standard.
The new technology implements high-speed data communications over the TETRAPOL standard, supporting the transfer of voice, and high speed data communications in a temporary field of operations. According to EADS, the system infrastructure assets are designed for rapid deployment by military operators, meeting harsh field conditions, easy to deploy, maintain and integrate in vehicles.
TETRAPOL networks are widely deployed with NATO countries – particularly by British, German, French and Spanish forces stationed in Kosovo and Afghanistan. A Projectable Telecommunication Network (PTN) has been in service with French gendarmes in Kabul since the first quarter of 2010 as part of an Afghan police training mission. This temporary radio coverage makes it possible to offer encrypted phone and data services to several thousand subscribers over an area of 5,000 km². The new Milicor networks will benefit from this installed base, enhancing the digitization of existing networks, significantly raising the communication throughput requirements. Since the early 1990s EADS has installed TETRAPOL, TETRA, P25 and high-speed technologies in more than 200 networks in 68 countries.