Slovakia picks BAE Systems for military radio

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, 7 Dec. 2005. BAE Systems has been selected by the Slovak Ministry of Defence to deliver a fully U.S., EU and NATO interoperable mobile military communications system (MOKYS) to the Slovak armed forces.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, 7 Dec. 2005. BAE Systems has been selected by the Slovak Ministry of Defence to deliver a fully U.S., EU and NATO interoperable mobile military communications system (MOKYS) to the Slovak armed forces.

The contract will be delivered through an international partnership led by BAE Systems and involving U.S., German, Swedish and Slovak companies.

The BAE Systems solution is based on internet protocol architecture with fully integrated security and automated command and control throughout. This advanced system architecture reduces cost and complexity and provides software defined waveform capability for future growth.

Prime contractor BAE Systems and team members Ericsson of Sweden, Rhode and Schwarz of Germany, and Northrop Grumman of the United States have played a leading role in building major communications networks in the United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Bulgaria and Taiwan. In delivering MOKYS, this team will be further enhanced by leading Slovak companies including, Corinex, VOP Presov, Delta B, Vyvoj Martin and Lynx.

"Partnership is central to BAE Systems business philosophy worldwide," said John Barter, BAE Systems' director for the Slovak Republic. "By establishing a team of leading companies in the field of communications, command and control systems and systems integration, we were able to offer the best technology, low-risk solution to the Slovak military."

In support of MOKYS and its other business activities in the Slovak Republic, BAE Systems will continue its work to identify and launch industrial partnership programs in the defense, manufacturing and IT sectors, with a particular focus on areas of high unemployment.

The company, a world leader in the delivery of industrial partnership benefits in support of defense equipment sales, is currently delivering a national identification friend or foe (IFF) solution to the Slovak Army and Air Force, in partnership with LOT of Trenchin and other Slovak companies.

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. For more information, see www.baesystems.com.

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