ITT has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics UK to supply a number of Enhanced High Capacity Data Radios (EnHCDR) in support of a recent Urgent Operational Requirement being fulfilled by the UK company for the British Armed Forces.
ITT currently produces a High Capacity Data Radio (HCDR) that contributes to the data backbone for the Bowman Tactical Communications System. Under this new contract ITT will supply EnHCDRs during 2011 as the main radios for General Dynamics UK’s Modular Dismounted Operations Room (M-DOR) system that will provide fielded forces with greatly enhanced data capability. The work is being completed by the company’s U.K.-based Defense Limited subsidiary in Basingstoke and is valued at $15 million.
“Waveform enhancements to the HCDR have been an ongoing part of our company-funded research and development during the past few years,” said John Wall, Managing Director of ITT Defense Limited. “This strategic investment has enabled us, to work with General Dynamics UK to address an urgent operational requirement for the U.K. Ministry of Defense.”
The EnHCDR offers network data rates typically in excess of four megabits per second (Mbps) while still maintaining all other attributes of this scalable, ad hoc networking system. This upgrade will contribute to greater performance from battlefield applications running on the Bowman network and will support long-term tactical data needs of the U.K.’s ground forces.
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