January 19, 2009: INTRACOM Defense Electronics signed a € 6,7 million contract with GENERAL DYNAMICS UK for the procurement of its WISPR Intercommunication System and WISPR Secure Wireless Local Area Network (WISPR-WLAN). The contract is part of an international modernization program of military vehicles and their respective communications infrastructures. INTRACOM Defense Electronics was selected among major international industry peers while the WISPR system is already established and currently in use in a number of countries worldwide.
WISPR will be integrated into a range of tracked and wheeled vehicles, providing vehicular crew intercommunications as well as controlling other communications infrastructure. Furthermore, WISPR-WLAN systems will provide the means for wireless local area networking for Command, Control and Information systems, offering wideband, secure voice and data transfer needed for situational awareness.
General Dynamics UK is a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator with over forty years experience providing advanced C4ISTAR, security and resilience solutions to the UK Ministry of Defence and the international markets. General Dynamics UK is part of the General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top global defense companies employing over 85,000 people worldwide.
Mr. George Troullinos, CEO of INTRACOM Defense Electronics, stated: “We are glad and honored to inaugurate our cooperation with GENERAL DYNAMICS U.K. Our products were selected among world class competing systems, confirming our strategic decision to further expand our international presence in the field of defense communications. We are committed to deliver value to GENERAL DYNAMICS and we hope for a long lasting and fruitful cooperation, which would bring more successes in the future.”
INTRACOM Defense Electronics’ know-how and expertise is the result of multi-year investment in research and development of wireless, high speed military communication systems. WISPR’s leading-edge Dynamic Noise Reduction technology is suitable for extremely noisy environments, contributing to personnel endurance and safety under extended combat operations. Additionally, WISPR’s unique architecture provides an embedded secure wireless local area network, fully adapted to the intercom functionalities, constituting an integrated communications platform for voice, data and video transfer between vehicles and dismounted personnel in local area level.