Austrian communication and information systems supplier Frequentis has been awarded a contract for the Polish Armed Forces’ air defence systems upgrade.

The contract will see Frequentis support Poland’s air search and rescue operational activities.

It will provide improved functionalities for command, guidance and air search and rescue operations.

Frequentis will also modify and expand the existing air defence voice communication system (VCS).

Contracted work will comprise system modifications, including a red / black extension (secured and unsecured communication).

The company first provided its VCS in 2004 to support the Polish Armed Forces’ mission-critical demands. Both parties have been working together since this initial project.

Frequentis defence vice-president Peter Skiczuk said: “We are pleased to be continuing our work with the Polish Armed Forces, providing them with failsafe communication to support its mission success.

“Our defence solutions support superior mission effectiveness by providing operators with an easy-to-use, comprehensive and secure toolset that includes everything needed for efficient mission management, securely combining red / black voice communications in one binaural headset and HMI.”

Frequentis said that its technology does not feature ‘a single point of failure and built-in redundancy’. This helps in delivering continuous service.

According to the company, the ‘open standard’ compliant internet protocol (IP) solution is known for its scalability, data security, interoperability, and more.

The project will be implemented in six phases until December next year.