The Norwegian Defence Material Agency has contracted Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS for the delivery of a new flexible high capacity radio link (FHCL) for the Norwegian Armed Forces.
The contract is valued at 128 million Norwegian krone (approx. US$13.4m) and requires the delivery of a complete communications solution with the company’s RL542A as the core component.
The radio platform itself was developed by KONGSBERG and will be the centerpiece of the system that also includes antennas, cables, portable equipment and other accessories adapted to the Norwegian Armed Forces’ needs.
Kongsberg is to start deliveries in May 2021.
The radio is a NATO Band IV radio link with ECCM capabilities and high data rates providing multiple waveforms for both point-to-point as well as point-to-multi-point operations.
“Kongsberg is proud to be selected by the Norwegian Armed Forces for the FHCL program. Kongsberg is currently providing the NATO Band III radio link to Norway as well as the complete communications network for the NASAMS ground based air defense system in Norway and numerous international customers. The Band IV radio link provides a highly capable and flexible supplementary communication capability,” the company’s executive vice president Pål Bratlie said.