Saab has signed a contract with the Norwegian Defense Material Agency (NDMA) to provide a complete communication system to the Royal Norwegian Navy.
Known as the TactiCall Integrated Communication System (TactiCall ICS), the communication system will be installed on seven Royal Norwegian Navy ships.
Ships belong to classes including Mine Countermeasures Vessels (MCMs) and Skjold Class Corvettes, as well as Coast Guard Vessel (CGV) Svalbard.
NDMA selected TactiCall ICS to replace the existing onboard communication system both internal and external, including secure multi-level communication, restricted NATO secrecy as well as national secret communication channels.
Deliveries of TactiCall ICS to the Navy will start from this year and end in 2024.
Mats Wicksell, Business Unit of Saab Combat Systems, said: “We have a long term partnership with the Royal Norwegian Navy and look forward to replacing the existing communication system with our innovative TactiCall system on these three additional classes of ships.
“TactiCall offers flexibility without compromising the safety requirements which are very important in the naval field. “
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TactiCall ICS creates access to multiple communication channels at different classification levels.
It increases the efficiency of operators in the execution and management of operational tasks.
With the help of TactiCall ICS, users can listen to a mix of secure and unclassified communications. Users can also talk simultaneously in secure and unclassified communication scenarios.
In 2017, the Royal New Zealand Navy entrusted Saab with installing the TactiCall ICS on board its future fleet supply vessel “HMNZS Aotearoa”.