Scandinavian Avionics to provide TETRA upgrades in helicopters in Norway

Scandinavian Avionics has signed framework agreements with the Norwegian Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK), a subordinate to The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police, to provide complete TETRA radio terminal upgrades in a significant number of helicopters on 7 different platforms. Program Manager at Scandinavian Avionics, Michael R. Truelsen comments: "With extensive capabilities and more than 30 years of experience in the avionics industry, this project is right up our street and we are very pleased to get the opportunity to provide DNK with the TETRA radio terminal upgrades. We are looking forward to start up the upgrade process and contribute to making the Norwegian fire brigades, police and health agencies even more effective in the future" Scandinavian Avionics will provide TETRA radio terminals and associated equipment from the British manufacturer Cobham Antenna Systems. In addition, Scandinavian Avionics will provide installation and integration of the equipment as well as EASA certification, testing and technical support of the system. The upgrades come as an addition the shared radio system in the east of Norway for the Public Safety Agencies and other organizations with civil preparedness responsibilities. A final decision to extend the shared radio system to the rest of the country is still pending from the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget). The decision to upgrade the radio terminals was made in the light of an analysis of the current radio systems of the Norwegian fire brigades, the police and the health agencies, which showed that the current radio systems no longer met operational communication requirements in terms of functionality and reliability.

Source: Scandinavian Avionics
Date: May 12, 2011