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BAE SYSTEMS Rovis Intercom enters Austrian Army service

02 Jul 2002

BAE Systems C4ISR has achieved a further landmark in pursuit of the world-wide adoption of the ROVIS vehicle digital intercom system with its entry into service in Austria.

The Army's Leopard 2A5 main battle tanks are the first Austrian vehicles to be fielded with the system under a contract for over 1,200 units awarded to BAE Systems Land Platform Communications at Blackburn, United Kingdom, by the BMLV. Further applications include the Ulan armoured infantry-fighting vehicle and the Saurer armoured personnel carrier.

The official hand-over ceremony took place in mid June at the Army Tank School in Zwolfaxing, near Vienna - General Dr. Corrieri, Chief of Procurement, headed the Army and BMLV project teams.

ROVIS is a major advance in digital intercommunications and is the world's most widely fielded multi-station vehicle intercom system. It supports voice and data communications within military vehicles, even in extreme noise conditions.

Its comprehensive features include the capability to distribute digital data, voice-operated switching for hands-free operation, ring architecture for resilience to battle damage, active noise reduction and built-in test facilities. It features a universal radio interface to a wide range of military radios, from the VRC12 series to modern frequency hopping radios such as SINCGARS and PR4G. Over 17,000 ROVIS systems have now been delivered to twelve countries, including the US Army where it is type classified as the AN/VIC-3.

About BAE SYSTEMS:

BAE Systems is a systems company, innovating for a safer world. BAE Systems employs nearly 100,000 people including Joint Ventures, and has annual sales of around 13 billion. The company offers a global capability in air, sea, land and space with a world-class prime contracting ability supported by a range of key skills. BAE Systems designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, space systems, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defence products. BAE Systems is dedicated to making the intelligent connections needed to deliver innovative solutions.

BAE Systems C4ISR is a global centre of excellence supplying innovative, network enhanced solutions focused on military capability. It integrates advanced civil and military technologies into robust, single-service and tri-service information management environments. C4ISR optimises the operational effectiveness of command & control and platforms within the digitized battlespace, providing flexible architectures to support fast decision-making.



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