Frequentis awarded contract under RCAF Tactical Control Radar project by Thales
Thales Canada Inc., prime contractor for Canada’s Tactical Control Radar (TCR) contract, has selected Frequentis Canada Limited to provide mission-critical communication equipment for TCR. The contract is to support the future mission success of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) by providing three new TCR systems to be located in Bagotville, Quebec, and Cold Lake, Alberta.
The modernisation of TCR will provide the RCAF with the means to support national and international operations, providing tactical, transportable, long-range air surveillance and aerospace control capability.
“At Frequentis Canada we are very proud to have been selected by Thales Canada for the important TCR mission. We bring with us decades of experience and our field-proven, military-grade IT solutions, used by multiple forces around the globe. This project builds on our existing installed base in Canada and a strong relationship with the Royal Canadian Air Force”, commented Michael Lang, Managing Director of Frequentis Canada Limited.
According to a news release, Frequentis will deliver and support its world-leading communication products, including its IP multi-domain secure communications system and its communication recording system. Both products are fielded with some of Canada’s key military allies and the recording solution is also used widely around the globe in highly demanding civilian Air Traffic Control (ATC) applications.
“Thales Canada is very pleased to have Frequentis Canada on our TCR team and we have great confidence in the capabilities, availability, and supportability of the two products they will be providing to us”, added Chris Pogue, Vice President and Managing Director of Thales Canada Defence & Security.
The secure communication system from Frequentis will provide a continuous and secure voice over IP (VoIP) for access to all Link 16 voice channels, location independence, and bulletproof technology, with built-in redundancy. The Frequentis recording solution provides thorough documentation of all events and activities in a control room environment and is fully compliant with the latest ED-137 standard (currently ED-137C), while providing backwards compatibility with legacy versions.