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Gerhard Heiming

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) is part of the NATO High Readiness Patrol in the Black Sea with Romania providing the minelayer VICE ADMIRAL CONSTANTIN BALESCU as flagship. For this task, the ship is equipped with software defined radios of the M3SR series from Rohde & Schwarz which were integrated into the ship within four months. The devices are supplemented by a message handling system and with the modern communications infrastructure, the command crew on board the ship can communicate with those in the convoy as well as with NATO’s Allied Maritime Command. Rohde & Schwarz has already equipped the ships of the naval forces of 40 nations with modern communications systems. A few weeks ago, the company delivered the ten thousandth M3SR series radio.