BAE Systems To Provide Mobile Military Communications Systems To Slovak Ministry Of Defence

Farn­bor­ough, UKBAE Sys­tems has secured a pro­duc­tion con­tract with the Slo­vak Min­istry of Defence for a new­ly designed mobile mil­i­tary com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem (known as MOKYS).

The mobile mil­i­tary com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tem in oper­a­tion
Source: BAE Sys­tems

Under the €57M con­tract, the com­pa­ny will also upgrade pro­to­types it first sup­plied in 2007 to be inter­op­er­a­ble with the new equip­ment.

Slo­vak com­pa­nies includ­ing Corinex Group, a.s., and Vývoj Mar­tin, a.s., have been cho­sen as major sub­con­trac­tors to deliv­er high val­ue sys­tems and prod­ucts. BAE Sys­tems has also signed an agree­ment with the Slo­vak Min­istry of Defence and Min­istry of Econ­o­my to pro­vide an indus­tri­al off­set pack­age in Slo­va­kia equal to 100% of the MOKYS pro­gram val­ue.

“This com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­o­gy means the Slo­vak Armed Forces can con­tin­ue to oper­ate their NATO mis­sions. It also deliv­ers sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fit to the Slo­vak econ­o­my via a pro­gres­sive off­set pro­gramme, which has already deliv­ered more than €80M worth of val­ue to Slo­vak indus­try,” said Dean McCumiskey, BAE Sys­tems’ man­ag­ing direc­tor — west.

The MOKYS sys­tem sup­ports secure trans­fer of infor­ma­tion in the form of voice, data and images at both the oper­a­tional and tac­ti­cal lev­els of com­mand. MOKYS is designed to be mod­u­lar, high­ly mobile, and inde­pen­dent of changes in con­fig­u­ra­tion of forces and has been suc­cess­ful­ly deployed by the Slo­va­kian mil­i­tary on the NATO Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Inter­op­er­abil­i­ty Exer­cise ‘Com­bined Endeav­our’ dur­ing 2008 and 2009.

The new MOKYS con­fig­u­ra­tion fea­tures: a new con­tain­er design with a remod­elled inte­ri­or pro­vid­ing improved ergonom­ics; use of lighter-weight mate­ri­als to reduce pay­load; a new pow­er design for shar­ing of gen­er­a­tors between units; and improved armour pro­tec­tion.

About BAE Sys­tems:
BAE Sys­tems is a glob­al defence, secu­ri­ty and aero­space com­pa­ny with approx­i­mate­ly 107,000 employ­ees world­wide. The Com­pa­ny deliv­ers a full range of prod­ucts and ser­vices for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced elec­tron­ics, secu­ri­ty, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions and cus­tomer sup­port ser­vices. In 2009 BAE Sys­tems report­ed sales of £22.4 bil­lion (US$ 36.2 bil­lion).

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please con­tact:

Peter Edwards, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +44(0)1252 384029 Mob: +44(0)7540 629857

Kei­th Lewis,BAE Sys­tems
Tel: 1- 862–485-2729

Karen Spiller, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: + 1 603 566 2090

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