The UK Royal Air Force's (RAF) 90 Signals Unit (90SU) will install BAE Systems' Falcon Early Entry Capability (FEEC) for the effective delivery of information services.
Expected to be commissioned in 2018, FEEC has been designed to replace the existing REDKITE at RAF Leeming.
The RAF's 90SU provides information and communication services to conduct air operations all over the world.
The smaller, lighter and more energy efficient FEEC will provide 4G and Wi-Fi capabilities, as well as improve the 90SU's ability to rapidly insert communication equipment.
90 Signals Unit Squadron Leader, Officer Commanding Capability and Innovation Tim Darley said: "FEEC provides greater mobility with capabilities we haven't seen before on its predecessor, such as deployable 4G and Wi-Fi, and is a welcome addition to our Unit."
"Our work with BAE Systems is progressing well and I am looking forward to seeing the equipment in action and improving the service 90 Signals Unit can offer."
The 90SU is enhancing communication and IT systems to ensure that the RAF is up-to-date to deliver air operations well into the future.
This unit was formed by combining three separate communications Air Combat Service Support Units including Expeditionary Radar & Airfield Support, Information Services Support Unit and Tactical Communications Wing in 2006.
RAF's 90SU has more than 900 personnel supporting the delivery of information services.
Image: A man introducing the BAE Systems' Falcon Early Entry Capability (FEEC). Photo: © MOD Crown Copyright.