At AFCEA Bonn, Airbus showcases a comprehensive range of mobile Tetra communication and LTE technology aimed at meeting the requirements of the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) Mobile Tactical Communications (MoTaKo) programme – a major modernisation project for Germany.

Airbus is collaborating with General Dynamics Mission Systems to deliver a mobile cellular network solution that will meet the MoTaKo requirement. 

Around two years ago, Airbus proved that voice and broadband data services could be transmitted via Tetra and LTE systems, including for highly mobile mission scenarios, when the company conducted a study on highly mobile cellular networks with the Bundeswehr. A technical solution was developed on the basis of the study that uses commercially available server platforms as a key element. This application can be easily integrated into a multitude of platforms. With the next-generation hybrid handheld device TACTILON DABAT, Tetra voice and LTE data services can be transmitted simultaneously. The device integrates an Android smartphone and a Tetra radio in one compact device with an ergonomic design.


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“The highly militarised and reliable LTE solution from General Dynamics will be integrated into our cellular network system architecture,” Markus Kolland, Head of Sales and Programme Delivery for Europe and Africa at Airbus Secure Land Communications, explained. “No doubt, we are on the right track to bridge the gap between secure voice and broadband data services for mobile subscribers. We are also able to link these solutions with the German BOS at the individual network element level.”

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