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DRS awarded RAN communications system contract

25th March 2014 - 15:31 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


DRS Technologies will supply the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ANZAC-Class frigates with communications systems under a new contract announced on 25 March. The systems will be supplied by the company’s Canadian subsidiary, DRS Technologies Canada.

The subcontract was awarded in support of a communications modernisation programme being managed by Selex ES.

DRS Technologies Canada will supply all internal tactical and secure voice switching systems and terminals, including the SHINCOM 3100 central switching unit, wideband audio network data switching system, console dual screen terminals, outdoor terminals, jackboxes and ancillaries.

SHINCOM 3100 is a new generation shipboard communications switch technology, designed to provide reliable, red/black secure tactical communications for navy operators.

The company will produce and deliver eight ship-sets and two shore systems in total.

Steve Zuber, vice president and general manager, DRS Technologies Canada, said: ‘This is a tremendous opportunity for DRS TCL to deliver the SHINCOM 3100 system to the RAN.  This system leverages the existing installed base with the Royal Canadian Navy and the US Navy.

‘This programme will allow these navies to share key interoperability, technology and applications, ensuring that SHINCOM 3100 remains the premier internal communications system for years to come.’

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