France: Airbus Defence and Space has signed a three-year Care Agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administation (FMV). The contract includes the upgrade of the Armed Forces existing Tetra network called FM Tetra to Release 6 and an additional software upgrade with the user management system Tactilon. The FM Tetra has the same architecture as the Swedish nationwide radio communication network, Rakel, implemented by Airbus Defence and Space and operated by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. The FM Tetra is used as a reference network and is dedicated for educations as well as verification and validation of new software and hardware.
According to the company’s press release, the user management tool can handle a high number of radio users. This encompasses for instance the management of user rights, the definition of call groups and their regions, and the movement of task forces beyond organisational boundaries. Thus, different task forces can, for example, be integrated on short notice into the communication structure at the relevant location during major events such as world championships and summits where security is a factor.
Source: Airbus Defence and Space