Secure communications for armed forces,
government authorities and industry
Military, government and civil authorities must be able to exchange information efficiently and securely. This is crucial for the success of national and international operations. Rohde & Schwarz supplies interoperable radiocommunications systems for deployment on land, at sea and in the air. Rohde & Schwarz is working hard on the development of next-generation software defined radios (SDR). The German Armed Forces, for example, commissioned the company at the end of 2008 to develop an SDR base unit for their future joint radio system (SVFuA).
More than 200 airports around the world deploy Rohde & Schwarz radiocommunications systems. In 2011, the company enhanced its product portfolio for air traffic control (ATC) by adding voice communications systems. These systems are based on a product from Topex SA, a company in which Rohde & Schwarz acquired a majority interest in 2010. As a result, Rohde & Schwarz can offer complete, IP-based single-source system solutions, from the microphone at the controller working position to the radio system antenna.
Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH develops crypto products and systems for government agencies, the German Armed Forces, the military and for private industry that ensure that voice and data are securely transmitted. The subsidiary’s high-security encryption technology is used for both wireless and wireline communications. As early as 2001, Rohde & Schwarz SIT had already set standards in secure mobile communications by launching the world’s first crypto mobile phone.