RUAG, the international technology group, has won its first NATO contract to provide Tactical Access Node (TAN), an integrated voice and data router for use by NATO battlegroups.
The company said in a statement that RUAG is hereby making a vital contribution to ensuring interoperable communication capabilities during multinational operations. This tactical router enables seamless radio communications between the different troops, even though the respective nations may use communication devices made by different manufacturers. RUAG added that it is proud to make such a significant contribution to the success of NATO.
The RUAG ARANEA TAN T/ TAN S is a compact integrated voice and data router that enables interoperable connectivity between core networks and headquarters, detached ad hoc C2 facilities, and tactical mobile networks.
It offers the entire routing and networking functionalities and services of the RUAG ARANEA software to seamlessly connect heterogeneous telecommunication networks. In particular, it presents secure and scalable functionality for voice, data and imagery applications required for tactical communications, allowing links to external public strategic and legacy networks. By creating an extended all-IP network, fixed line communication equipment and field radio devices are able to exchange information to enhance situational awareness.
RUAG has outstanding technological capabilities on land, in the air and in space. Today about 8,700 committed and skilled staff at the production locations in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, France, Austria, Hungary, Australia and the USA are driving forward the technologies of tomorrow.
The RUAG technology group concentrates its network enabled operations activities in a business unit designated NEO Services. One responsibility of NEO Services is to integrate and operate the information, communication and management systems of Armed Forces and civilian emergency services.