Army communications

Prague/Munich 18.09.2019

Rohde & Schwarz and MESIT jointly invest in secure communications solutions and form DICOM

Rohde & Schwarz and MESIT established a new joint venture to further develop the SOVERON product portfolio for secure armed forces communications.

DICOM will initially focus on the new SOVERON lightweight handheld software-defined radio (SDR) with networking and multiband capability in the UHF/VHF frequency range. (Photo: Rohde & Schwarz)
DICOM will initially focus on the new SOVERON lightweight handheld software-defined radio (SDR) with networking and multiband capability in the UHF/VHF frequency range. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)

Rohde & Schwarz and MESIT have established a new joint venture (JV) with MESIT as the majority shareholder. The strategic purpose is to further enhance the trusted, interoperable SOVERON communications system. SOVERON stands for fully integrated, high-performance and scalable trusted communications solutions for all branches of the armed forces. SOVERON strengthens customers digital sovereignty and gives them the greatest possible independence from manufacturers.

The JV is named DICOM, s.r.o. and has commercial operations in Uherské Hradiště in the Czech Republic. DICOM will perform advanced research and development (R&D). It will initially focus on the new SOVERON lightweight handheld software defined radio (SDR) with networking and multiband capability in the UHF/VHF frequency range.

"We are delighted with this joint investment. The creation of DICOM allows both partner companies to accelerate the development and production of the SOVERON product portfolio. With this JV, the Czech Republic becomes the fourth country in which Rohde & Schwarz is represented in sales, service (Prague), manufacturing (Vimperk) and R&D (Uherské Hradiště)," explains Pavel Šalanda, Managing Director at DICOM.

"MESIT and Rohde & Schwarz have already successfully co-operated in the past. Now we are taking the next logical step by joining forces in R&D to take full advantage of our joint capacities. Together we will be able to successfully address new markets," adds Igor Gerek, Managing Director at DICOM and Deputy Charmain of the Board at MESIT.

“Many defense forces around the world use cutting-edge solutions from Rohde & Schwarz. We are looking forward to expanding our presence in the Czech Republic. This new JV will create new technological advances, allowing us to provide digital sovereignty to our customers," concludes Bosco Novak, Executive Vice President Secure Communications Division at Rohde & Schwarz.

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Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group's test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Internationally, it has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.

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MESIT

MESIT holding, a.s., a member of the OMNIPOL Group, specializes in the development and production of products and systems in the field of aeronautics, space, engineering, defence and security industry. The MESIT Group of companies has been in production since 1952 and today employs a team of more than 850 experienced professionals in the Czech Republic.

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