Rising tide: NAVICS immersed and successful

May 27, 2020 – Communications for submarines is one of the main means to achieve strategic information superiority. With Rohde & Schwarz being at the forefront of naval communication systems, the company offers full integrated communication systems (NAVICS) including line of sight (LOS) and beyond line of sight (BLOS) communications. Here, the company masters the most critical aspect of underwater communications: the communication between the submerged platform and surface vessels, shore stations and airborne assets.

NAVICS is an operationally proven, secure and fully IP based communications system that ensures reliable and secure information exchange and brings the advantages of modern IT technology to today’s vessels. A multilevel security architecture allows secure, trusted and tamper-proof communications between multiple domains of different security classification, such as unclassified, restricted and secret.

The company has equipped Type 214, Type 212 and Type 209 submarines and further submerged platforms with Rohde & Schwarz communication solutions.

“The Rohde & Schwarz equipment provides advanced performance and reliability as well as long-term spare-part supply,” Hansjörg Herrbold, Vice President Market Segment Navy Rohde & Schwarz, says. “Our integrated IP-based communications systems solution is smaller and lighter than TDM based systems, thus saving space, power and weight. Our advanced wireless communications solution provides communications whilst on-the-move.”

The comprehensive range of solutions that Rohde & Schwarz offers, ensures high connectivity and secure and interoperable LOS and BLOS communications for all naval platforms, be they submerged, on the sea, on land or in the air. Rohde & Schwarz meets challenging naval requirements by providing outstanding reliability that enables customers to maintain information superiority in any type of scenario. All Rohde & Schwarz equipment is in line with the relevant MIL-STDs for naval applications and proven in more than 40 navies.

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