Rohde & Schwarz press release
Rohde & Schwarz will equip the German Navy’s NH90 Multi-Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH), with SOVERON family airborne radios that include embedded COMSEC. Each aircraft is fitted with three VHF/UHF transceivers plus spares.
The navy will receive 31 helicopters – a naval version of the NH90 – that offer close-range protection, anti-surface-warfare (ASuW) and anti-submarine-warfare (ASW), transport, and search and rescue capabilities.
The SOVERON family airborne transceiver uses state-of-the-art communications algorithms that were standardized throughout NATO, particularly for naval applications. The transceiver’s interfaces allow external devices or an external encryption device to be connected and guard the naval distress frequency, thereby remaining future-proof.
“We are very proud to have our equipment deployed on this major naval asset of our national customer. With 8000+ SOVERON family airborne radios in use worldwide on over 70 different airborne platforms, we ensure that we deliver a safe, future-ready investment for today’s navies on time and on budget.”
Stefan Pleyer, Vice President of Market Segment Avionics
About Rohde Schwarz Software Defined Radio Systems
Rohde & Schwarz software-defined radios (SDR) are used in fixed and mobile ground stations, towers, vehicles, ships, aircraft, and even in highly mobile handheld applications. The wide portfolio range includes SDR systems in different power classes with useful options, accessories, and auxiliary equipment.
The software-defined radios have satisfying RF characteristics, even under harsh environmental conditions, and comply with common military and civil communications standards. The customized multiband, multimodal, multirole radio systems enable reliable, safe, and secure communications 24/7.
Together with innovative IP capable waveforms, software-defined radios cover use cases such as clear voice communications for air traffic control (ATC), secure data transmission for situational awareness as well as governmental and military command and control scenarios. They are available in VHF/UHF and in the HF range for line-of-sight (LOS) or beyond LOS (BLOS) communications.
Software-defined radios from Rohde & Schwarz are available under the SOVERON® brand for military applications and the CERTIUM® brand for civilian applications.
The primary features of the SOVERON radios, which will be fitted to the German Navy’s NH-90 MRFH, are indicated below;
- HF, VHF/UHF radios in different power classes
- In line with civil and military standards
- Wide portfolio from handheld, via mobile to fixed applications
- Multi-Waveform capable
- Embedded encryption (optional)