Rohde & Schwarz wins contract with Airbus and Naval Group for phase 2.1 of the French RIFAN program

The French defense procurement agency DGA (Direction générale de l’armement) has awarded the 
RIFAN 2.1 contract to Rohde & Schwarz, Airbus and Naval Group. The contract covers services 
to maintain and adapt the existing RIFAN 2 (Réseau IP de la Force Aéronavale étape 2) 
IP network for the French naval forces to integrate new ships and remedy hardware and 
software sustainment in the coming years. 

Munich, April 2, 2019 — The new contract expands on the first contract that was agreed in 2008. 
The object of this first contract was to develop and implement an IP capable communications 
system for use during training exercises and missions on ships, submarines 
and aircraft belonging to the French naval air and land forces. Rohde & Schwarz 
has now been commissioned with maintaining the existing 
radio communications up to 2027.

The field-proven R&S M3SR Series4400 VHF/UHF radios are equipped with the SATURN digital 
NATO EPM (ECCM) waveform and are interoperable with the analog HAVE QUICK algorithm. The 
radios transmit Link 11 tactical data and are prepared for Link 22. The Rohde & Schwarz 
radios use both fixed and hopping frequencies for voice transmission and support IP based 
data transfer with high throughput. The purpose of the program is to equip French naval 
forces with a truly secure broadband network designed for the transmission of 
data with different classification levels (from unclassified to secret) between 
ships at sea and on-shore command centers. The network transmits data from applications 
that coordinate carrier group operations and those dedicated to on-board logistics management. 
It is capable of combining several communications streams in order to optimize the use of 
transmission capacity. The network utilizes satellite connections as well as radio communications 
systems allowing all-IP transmission between ships, with a range of several dozen nautical miles.
RIFAN 2 also provides overall network management and cybersecurity incident monitoring capability. 
This monitoring can take place both from an on-shore management system in a control center 
as well as on board the ships, allowing crews to independently make decisions 
on how to best use the network based on the operational situation.

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broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields 
address many different industry and government-sector market segments. 
On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. 
The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 
fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. 
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The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group’s test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Internationally, it has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.

 

R&S ® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.

All press releases are available on the Internet at http://www.press.rohde-schwarz.com

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