WAYNE, N.J., 20 Feb. 2007. The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, has awarded the BAE Systems Communications, Navigation, Identification and Reconnaissance (CNIR) in Wayne, N.J., the second phase of an interoperable mobile military communications system known as MOKYS.
The $30 million contract is for development and delivery of seven prototype systems to the Slovak armed forces. BAE Systems was selected by the MoD for the first phase of the MOKYS program in December 2005.
The Internet Protocol-based communications system combines handheld and manpack radios with integrated security and automated command and control routines. Its U.S.- and NATO-compliant architecture reduces cost and complexity and provides software-defined waveform capability for future growth.
MOKYS will come in tailored configurations for command post, support, communications, and relay operations to support battalion brigade-level forces for national and coalition operations. The system's design supports communications on the move and information interoperability. BAE Systems will lead the system development and delivery with support from U.S., German, Swedish, and Slovak companies.
"Working with the international team, we are able to equip the Slovak armed forces with interoperability and the capability for future growth," says Warren Nadler, MOKYS program director at BAE Systems in Wayne, New Jersey. "The second-phase award reinforces BAE Systems' commitment to providing innovative communications solutions to coalition forces."
The Slovak government will test the system in 2008, after which BAE Systems will initiate a production program.
For more information contact BAE Systems online at www.baesystems.com.