Motorola Solutions is providing digital communications to 16 vessels and training platforms for the German navy.

The contract - which is worth $82.3 million – was signed with the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). According to Motorola, it will deliver “mission-critical communications to support onboard security teams who are responsible for the safety of crews at sea, and the operational readiness of naval vessels.”

Each of the 16 vessels will roll-out a TETRA network, integrating with the navy’s existing IT infrastructure. These will also be interoperable with other German armed forces’ communications networks, and those of the country's public safety organisations.

Speaking of the deployment, Motorola Solutions senior vice president, Mark Schmidl, said: “Successful naval operations depend on planning, precision and trusted communications that are purposefully designed and proven to perform in these kinds of mission-critical operations. We’re proud to extend our ongoing partnership with the German armed forces, and we look forward to supporting the security, safety and success of the German navy’s missions.”

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