R&S has demonstrated expertise in the AIR5431 Phase 3 project to transform
Australian military air traffic management.
Rohde & Schwarz is the communications systems integrator
for the AGAT project lead by BAE Systems. (Photo: Rohde & Schwarz)
Munich, October 11, 2022 - As a communications systems integrator (CSI) for the
Air Ground Air Transition (AGAT) project lead by BAE Systems, Rohde & Schwarz
Australia has completed its scope of work in 16 months, despite challenges imposed
by the global health crisis.
"Working to a tight project schedule, our team has again been equal to the task,"
says Managing Director Rohde & Schwarz Australia Gareth Evans. "This work included
provision of over 300 CERTIUM radios and ancillaries, CERTIUM VCS-4G as the backup
voice communications system and CERTIUM management systems for 12 defense aerodromes
"To set up a team and design, deliver and integrate these systems to achieve
the factory acceptance test milestones in under 5 months, and subsequently deliver
the systems for 12 sites over the next 11 months - 4 of which were subject to a
COVID-19 freeze - is a truly admirable feat and I'm immensely proud of their efforts."
"AGAT is yet another example of our ability to provide a locally designed and
engineered customized solution which leverages our group's communications technology
portfolio in order to meet a particular defense capability need," says Evans.
Head of Programs Air Traffic Control Daniel Wang says that Rohde & Schwarz
Australia has delivered fully engineered, security hardened and configured systems
that will continue to be supported and enhanced into the future: "We received very
positive feedback from both BAE Systems and the Commonwealth Project Office regarding
our project delivery performance, the capability of the systems we delivered and
our innovative approach."
Marius Münstermann, Vice President Air Traffic Control, Rohde & Schwarz,
concludes: "This success and positive feedback from all parties involved reinforces
our hard-earned reputation as trusted partner for secure communications systems
within the aerospace sector, particularly when it comes to air traffic control,
air defense and air battlespace management."
Rohde & Schwarz Australia provided the complete business continuity function
(backup voice communications system) and monitoring subsystems to BAE Systems, with
the scope of work spanning the initial requirements review through to the human-machine
interface (HMI), system safety and security working groups, and design reviews culminating
in acceptance test and evaluation activities.
Services included project management, systems design and development, systems
integration, HMI customization, security hardening, verification and validation,
and integrated logistics support.
Editor's note: Project AIR 5431 Phase 3 will acquire the defense element
of the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) that will be used for
the provision of air base air traffic services (ABATS) to both civil and military
aircraft. CMATS will replace the air traffic management and control systems at 9
military approach control sites and 12 military towers around Australia.
Equipment integrated into the existing infrastructure included over 300 R&S
Series4200 radios, CERTIUM VCS-4G voice communications systems and legal voice recorders,
and R&S RCMS II remote control and monitoring systems.
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Posted October 13, 2022