The armed forces must be able to exchange information in a manner that is secure, reliable and prompt. Rohde & Schwarz provides all branches of the armed forces with interoperable radio systems for ground-based, shipborne and airborne use. Civil air traffic control around the globe has also been relying on Rohde & Schwarz radio systems for decades. The company offers state-of-the-art, all-in-one-solutions from the controller working position to the antenna.
Secure communications for the armed forces and other government-level customers
Today's military missions are typically combined missions in a multinational environment. A key factor for mission success is the ability to gain information superiority through network centric operations. Rohde & Schwarz supplies interoperable radio systems for deployment on land, at sea and in the air. A great number of aircraft and helicopter models including the Tornado, F 16, Eurofighter, Gripen, A400M, NH90, Tiger and many naval vessels around the world are equipped with our radio systems. We are developing the software defined future joint radio system (SVFuA) for the German Army. The R&S®SDTR tactical radio is already opening up new applications with its powerful waveforms and high data rates.
Air traffic control (ATC) also requires maximum operational safety. Rohde & Schwarz has been an established leading provider of ATC radio equipment for decades. More than 200 airports and control centers rely on our systems. We are the only manufacturer to offer complete IP based solutions - from the controller working position (CWP) to antenna that perfectly support the VoIP ATC communications of the future in line with the EUROCAE ED 137 standard. These solutions make it possible to design virtual control centers with CWPs that are physically separated from the radio system sites. The first supraregional and even cross border control center of this type is operated by Ireland's and Iceland's air traffic control authorities and services the North Atlantic flight corridor using Rohde & Schwarz equipment.
In addition to transmission security (TRANSEC, for example by frequency hopping), secure communications also imply communications security (COMSEC) through information encryption. Rohde & Schwarz is one of Germany's most prominent manufacturers of IT high-security solutions. Our encryption equipment does more than protect Rohde & Schwarz radio systems in line with the highest national and international standards. It is also integrated into dedicated security products. Rohde & Schwarz offers, for example, the world's fastest Ethernet encryptor, which connects data centers at up to 40 Gbit/s.