Nordic Battlegroup protects communications with products from Sectra
The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) has ordered encryption equipment for secure radio communications from Sectra. The equipment is primarily intended for use within the Nordic Battlegroup. The order value amounts to SEK 11 Million.
The encryption equipment ensures that radio communications between vehicles and troops in the field are protected against eavesdropping.
“The EU’s joint rapid reaction force is an example of how cooperation across national boundaries is increasing,” says Jan-Olof Brüer, CEO and President of Sectra AB. “The order from the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration shows how our products protect communications in this type of communication environment and how we can make a contribution to enhance the safety of the troops operating in conflict zones.”
Nordic Battlegroup – cooperation across national boundaries
Sweden has undertaken coordination responsibility for the Nordic Battlegroup, one of the rapid reaction forces established by the EU member states. Beginning on January 1, 2008, and for six months from that date, Sweden will command this rapid reaction force. Nordic Battlegroup consists of a total of approximately 2,500 soldiers to be deployed for crisis management operations within a radius of 6,000 kilometers from Brussels.