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BAE SYSTEMS provides communications enhancements for British forces overseas

10 Jul 2002

BAE Systems C4ISR has fulfilled a contract to meet an urgent UK Ministry of Defence requirement to improve communications for British Forces stationed in Nepal.

Pulling through technology and systems used on previous highly successful projects for British armed forces in similarly demanding theatres, BAE Systems at Christchurch, United Kingdom, has supplied advanced, commercial off-the-shelf communications equipment adapted for military purposes.

This included multiplexer equipment to provide a path, via satellite communications links, to the UK for a local military telephone exchange, along with a number of legacy user data circuits. Advanced communications technology within the multiplexer allows voice traffic to be compressed, thus reducing satellite bandwidth requirements.

The equipment was procured, configured, tested and accepted by the Ministry of Defence within two weeks of contract award, further demonstrating BAE Systems' ability to react rapidly to short notice requests. The end-user community in Nepal - predominantly British military personnel - will now benefit from the type of modern office communications normally expected within fixed sites in the UK.


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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