Spectrum Signal and General Dynamics try to build a better military radio

BURNABY, British Columbia, 16 Sept. 2005. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with General Dynamics Canada, a recognized leader in the provision of tactical communication systems to allied and international markets.

BURNABY, British Columbia, 16 Sept. 2005. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with General Dynamics Canada, a recognized leader in the provision of tactical communication systems to allied and international markets.

Under this agreement, Spectrum will supply Software-Defined Radio (SDR) technology and assist General Dynamics Canada in the development and demonstration of enhanced tactical military communication solutions.

Ultimately, Spectrum's SDR technology will be used to enhance the flexibility, interoperability, and performance of General Dynamics' MESHnet family of tactical communication products.

By incorporating SDR technology, General Dynamics Canada will provide its customers with enhanced wireless data connectivity capacity and improved mobility.

"By investigating advanced technologies like SDR, and integrating them into our MESHnet product family, we enable our customers to keep abreast of the latest advances in tactical digital communications," stated David Dean, vice president of General Dynamics Canada's C3ISS Business. "In particular, we are using SDR capabilities to enhance coalition interoperability between legacy and emerging voice and data systems."

"We have made a significant investment in our software defined radio products including our next generation tactical MILCOM modem," stated Pascal Spothelfer, Spectrum's president and CEO. "Our relationship with General Dynamics Canada is a very important milestone for the company as we target tactical deployment opportunities."

Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. is a supplier of software defined platforms for defense electronics applications. Spectrum's products and services are optimized for military communications, signals intelligence, surveillance, electronic warfare and satellite communications applications. Spectrum's integrated, application-ready products provide its customers with compelling time-to-market and performance advantages while mitigating program risk and cost parameters.

Spectrum Signal Processing (USA) Inc., based in Columbia, Md., provides application engineering services and modified commercial-off-the-shelf platforms to the U.S. government, its allies and its prime contractors. For more information, see www.spectrumsignal.com.

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