German air force chooses COMSOFT front-end processors for MilRADNET radar data network project

KARLSRUHE, Germany, 2 July 2010. Military radar experts in the Luftwaffe German air force needed front-end processors for the data networking portion of their multiphase MilRADNET radar data network project. They found their solution from COMSOFT GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany. The MilRADNET network helps the Luftwaffe exchange and distribute classified surveillance data and flight plan information for German air force air traffic control.

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KARLSRUHE, Germany, 2 July 2010.Military radar experts in the Luftwaffe German air force needed front-end processors for the data networking portion of their multiphase MilRADNET radar data network project. They found their solution from COMSOFT GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The MilRADNET network helps the Luftwaffe exchange and distribute classified surveillance data and flight plan information for German air force air traffic control.

Luftwaffe officials will complement the MilRADNET radar data networking project by adding a second classified data network to their existing infrastructure. Both networks are based on COMSOFT's front-end processor known as radar message conversion & distribution equipment (RMCDE), a radar communications front-end processor that connects on one side to almost all types of radars and on the other side to different radar processing equipment.

MilRADNET will establish gateways that control data flow between the new red and the existing black network to enhance security. The gateways separate and filter confidential information and keep it inside the classified environment. These gateways will be certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) promoting IT security in Germany. IT experts also will install a military control and monitoring system to help military air traffic controllers watch eight connected radar stations.

The MilRADNET project started in 2005 and its first phase was completed one year later including the installation and commissioning of RMCDE from COMSOFT. RMCDEs at four sites now represent the black network. The second phase ended in 2008 with the implementation of a mobile network node. The final stage is scheduled for completion by 2013.

For more information contact COMSOFT online at www.comsoft.aero, or the Luftwaffe at www.luftwaffe.de.

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