U.K. Ministry of Defense connects bases in Afghanistan with RADWIN wireless broadband systems

TEL-AVIV, Israel, 4 Sept. 2009. The Ministry of Defense (MOD) in the U.K. has selected wireless broadband systems from RADWIN for the mission-critical task of establishing voice and data communications between military bases in Afghanistan. High-capacity RADWIN 2000 links enhance the satellite system, which had become overloaded and couldn't handle the amount of traffic and provide the level of service required, says a representative.

Sep 4th, 2009

TEL-AVIV, Israel, 4 Sept. 2009. The Ministry of Defense (MOD) in the U.K. has selected wireless broadband systems from RADWIN for the mission-critical task of establishing voice and data communications between military bases in Afghanistan. RADWIN's solution is well suited to mil apps.

High-capacity RADWIN 2000 links enhance the satellite system, which had become overloaded and couldn't handle the amount of traffic and provide the level of service required, says a representative.

Horsebridge Network Systems, RADWIN's certified partner in the U.K., was the local partner for the project, providing proof of concept testing, expert system and network design, network management system, and high-gain antennas.

Geoff Smith, managing director, Horsebridge, says: "The MoD had a vital need for an efficient, robust solution with the ability to deliver TDM and Ethernet in challenging topographies and no direct line-of-sight situations, and we knew that RADWIN's links were ideal for this project. The RADWIN 2000 systems are up and running in less than an hour. The entire RADWIN 2000 solution had to be subjected to full 'Proof of Concept' testing prior to deployment to ensure it met operational requirements and guaranteed the system availability levels originally stipulated by the MoD."

Major Lee Hawkes, U.K. Ministry of Defence, says: "We carefully evaluated different communications options before handing the final decision over to the Deployed Solutions staff in Afghanistan. RADWIN's systems meet our requirements, without additional modification or equipment. The Horsebridge team was also extremely helpful in putting together a solution within a very short time frame."

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