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Rohde & Schwarz lauded its continuous delivery of German armed forces (Bundeswehr) combat net radio (CNR) programme on 7 December 2023, following a recent final confirmation of the procurement. The company originally received the CNR contract in December 2022.

The radios delivered under the CNR programme will equip a multitude of the Bundeswehr’s operational platforms and soldiers in command functions. A significant number of communications devices have already been delivered.

The selected CNR, based on the system and waveforms of the Joint Service Interoperable Radio Equipment (SVFuA) developed and introduced for the Bundeswehr, is already in use in key systems of the land forces. It includes various interoperable form factors, such as vehicle and handheld radios, fixed stations, backpack radios, and a tactical radio for airborne platforms. It provides secure and jam-resistant networking with the Bundeswehr’s national waveforms in parallel to trans-European interoperability with the ESSOR OC1 waveform.

Rohde & Schwarz is furthering the German armed forces’ digital modernisation effort with the latest radio communications technology. (Photo: Rohde & Schwarz)

“We are very proud of the selection to equip our land forces with top-notch communication solutions,” Alexander Philipp, managing director of Rohde & Schwarz Vertriebs, was quoted as saying in a company press release. “The high-rate deliveries of the radio equipment pave the way for a timely provision of the army with cutting-edge communication and radio technology, marking a major step towards the modernisation and digitalisation of the Bundeswehr, including the contributions along Germany’s commitments to NATO and the EU.

“We are confident that our communication solutions will greatly enhance the Bundeswehr’s capabilities and support their mission-critical operations,” Philipp added. “We look forward to supporting the Bundeswehr and the selected platform integrators to ensure a seamless integration of our communication systems into the overarching architecture and the various platforms.”