Military air traffic control


Belgian Air Force operates R&S M4ACS from Rohde & Schwarz

Trusted end-to-end mission control communications system ( R&S M4ACS ) from Rohde & Schwarz meets the highest security requirements for the Belgian Ministry of Defense command center.

R&S M4ACS from Rohde & Schwarz meets the highest security requirements for the Belgian MoD command center (Image: Belgian MoD)
R&S M4ACS from Rohde & Schwarz meets the highest security requirements for the Belgian MoD command center (Image: Belgian MoD)

Rohde & Schwarz supplies end-to-end communications for mission control that meets highest security standards required for a Belgian air component air surveillance and defense command center. The R&S M4ACS is a field-proven solution that clearly separates red/secure from black/non-secure domains and enables a military air traffic control (here air defense control - ADC) operator at air operations control center to connect with any radio anywhere at any time. The Belgian Ministry of Defense now operates this future-proof, full IP communications system.

The scope of delivery includes one fully redundant system with over 43 controller working positions. The architecture uses redundant, secure and trusted components for the classified and unclassified domains. Each domain is configured with the necessary number of radios and telephone interfaces. The two domains are strictly separated down to each controller working position, where a trusted audio switch ensures the security level at the controller headset.

“We were happy to work with a trusted partner like Rohde & Schwarz Competence Center for VCS in Bucharest and benefited from the company’s knowledge and expertise,” said Yves Colot, Representative of the Belgian MoD. “We rely on state-of-the-art Rohde & Schwarz solutions for safety, security and efficiency in all mission-critical domains.”

“Customer feedback was very positive and they were very satisfied with speed at which needs were met and new requests implemented,” said Alexandru Negulescu, Managing Director of the Rohde & Schwarz Competence Center for VCS in Bucharest. “I would like to thank everyone involved, especially the members of the joint customer project team.”

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The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded nearly 90 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2022, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.53 billion in the 2021/2022 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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