UK: The Ministry of Defence, UK, has awarded two five-year contracts to General Dynamics UK to support the Bowman radio system used by UK armed forces personnel. General Dynamics UK will provide design, engineering and logistic support for the radio system that is used by service personnel across the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Bowman radios allow personnel on land, at sea and in the air to communicate on operations around the world. The radios use an encrypted frequency to share intelligence and increase situational awareness and have seen extensive service in Afghanistan by troops on patrol, on Royal Navy ships during relief efforts in the Philippines, and by the Royal Air Force when providing air support to land operations.
“We are delighted to be able to continue with the successful partnership that has delivered world-class secure tactical communications to the British armed forces, building on this unique UK sovereign capability,” said Steve Rowbotham, Chief Operating Officer, General Dynamics UK.
Source: General Dynamics