Selex Signs Contract with Brazilian Army (6/20/12)
Selex Elsag, a Finmeccanica company, signed a contract with the Brazilian Army completing the upgrade of the SISTAC tactical communications system. This award follows and completes the agreement signed in 2011, encompassing an overall investment of more than 5 million euro and a three-year extended guarantee. The upgrade activities will be completed at the beginning of 2013.
SISTAC is a shelter-based system for tactical communications, which will be deployed throughout the region under the jurisdiction of Comando Militar do Sul to provide support to the Brazilian Army Third Division.
SISTAC has been in operational use with the Santo Angelo First Communication Battalion in Rio Grande do Sul since 1998. It is the first system of this type to be acquired by the Brazilian Armed Forces. The system comprises a multiservice integrated digital communications network that is able to support voice and data services, both coded and uncoded, and to interface with external networks and single channel radio systems.
As a result of the comprehensive upgrade, the new version can make use of next-generation radio links, multiservice switch routers, crypto devices and an advanced network management system.
“The implementation of the second upgrade phase of the Third Division Tactical Communications System (SISTAC/3rd Division) is the result of a continuous process of technological renewal and investment adjustment within the Command & Control (C2) area,” said Brigadier General Antonino dos Santos Guerra Neto, commanding officer of the Brazilian Army’s Communications & Electronic Warfare Center (CCOMGEX). “This is necessary to raise the Brazilian Army’s communications to a state-of-the-art status.”
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