Thales Launches F@stnet-Twin

The first dual Hand-held Soft­ware Radio Ter­mi­nal in Europe

Source: Thales Group

Thales announces today the launch of F@stnet-Twin, extend­ing its range of Soft­ware Defined Radio (SDR) to the hand-held lev­el. With its two inde­pen­dent chan­nels, this mul­ti-role, com­pact and light­weight radio deliv­ers high-lev­el con­nec­tiv­i­ty and inter­op­er­abil­i­ty. This inno­v­a­tive radio strength­ens Thales’s posi­tion as a world leader in the field of Soft­ware Defined Radios.

Giv­en the vol­ume of infor­ma­tion that needs to be exchanged between users, the coop­er­a­tive com­bat engage­ment between dif­fer­ent units, and the need for enhanced mobil­i­ty, armed forces require inno­v­a­tive radio solu­tions that answer sol­diers’ needs.

With F@stnet-Twin, Thales has devel­oped a flex­i­ble approach that com­bines in one radio a high-end per­for­mance VHF solu­tion with a flex­i­ble UHF mod­ule sup­port­ing mul­ti­ple wave­forms. F@stnet-Twin is a gen­uine “two in one” solu­tion, pro­vid­ing both UHF and VHF wave­forms, mean­ing the sol­dier no longer has to car­ry two radios in the bat­tle­field.

* With its VHF chan­nel and the PR4G/F@stnet Wave­form, Thales’s F@stnet-Twin is a unique mul­ti­plex solu­tion allow­ing the simul­ta­ne­ous use of voice and data, exceed­ing cur­rent hand-held radio per­for­mances on the mar­ket. PR4G/F@stnet wave­form is the VHF ref­er­ence wave­form for Thales’s SDR pro­vid­ing full inter­op­er­abil­i­ty.

* With its sec­ond UHF chan­nel used with the ST@R Mille sol­dier wave­form, it pro­vides voice, data and video to com­mu­ni­cate with pla­toons and squads while also being con­stant­ly in touch with com­pa­ny com­mand posts.

* Thanks to its Soft­ware Defined Radio archi­tec­ture, F@stnet-Twin is designed for inter­op­er­abil­i­ty with a broad range of mil­i­tary and civ­il forces through inte­gra­tion of high data rate vehi­cle, aero­nau­ti­cal, or Pub­lic Safe­ty wave­forms.

“F@stnet-Twin meets the forces needs of inter­op­er­abil­i­ty and com­mu­ni­ca­tion in harsh envi­ron­ments”, says Pas­cale Sourisse, Thales SVP, Defence & Secu­ri­ty C4I Sys­tems. “With this new gen­er­a­tion of hand-held radios, Thales has set up a new stan­dard in bat­tle­field com­mu­ni­ca­tions and con­firms its posi­tion as a real part­ner sup­port­ing armed forces at the for­ward edge of the bat­tle­field.”

This new hand-held or body-worn solu­tion is easy to oper­ate and deploy with its auto­mat­ic ini­tial­i­sa­tion of radio para­me­ters. More­over, F@stnet-Twin gives the warfight­er access, through its large col­or screen, to many func­tions and appli­ca­tions such as posi­tion­ing with inte­grat­ed GPS, mes­sag­ing ser­vice, remote con­trol as well as a Blue Force Track­ing appli­ca­tions.

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Thales Group