Connect-D for German troops in Lithuania
Airbus has rolled out Connect-D support communications to German military bases in Lithuania, the company announced on 7 June.
Through Connect-D, Airbus now supplies internet, telephone and media services to a total of 15 deployed German units globally, also including Mali, Iraq, Djibouti, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Cyprus.
Connect-D was launched at the Lithuanian bases of Rukla and Pabrade as part of a framework contract awarded in 2015. This system provides soldiers with free connectivity during operations and exercises outside Germany, allowing them to stay in contact with family and friends. Mobile systems will also be provided for smaller contingents and observer missions.
Stefan Gramolla, head of delivery Germany for secure communications at Airbus Defence and Space, said: ‘Connect-D provides an important service to deployed Bundeswehr soldiers. It allows them to make telephone calls, surf the internet or make video calls free of charge with their own devices. The service is available in accommodation areas, at support facilities and internet cafés during exercises and operations outside Germany.’
Airbus has been providing German military troops with support communications since July 2011.
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