For the second contract, the company will replace obsolete audio recorders with DRS-produced Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)-based recorders and interface units for use on board the Canadian Navy HALIFAX class frigates, improving the operational effectiveness of installed SHINCOM systems.
These new contracts represent the evolutionary growth of our SHINCOM product line, the most advanced shipboard communications system available today," said Mark S.
The SHINCOM 3100 is the next-generation of shipboard communications switch technology designed to provide navy operators with reliable, red/black secure tactical communications.
DRS Technologies Canada vice-president and general manager Steve Zuber said the SHINCOM 3100 system leverages the existing installed base with the Royal Canadian Navy and the US Navy.
The SHINCOM system, produced by the company under separately awarded contracts, provides Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)-based technology and reliability for tactical interior, exterior and secure circuits on board surface ships during complex joint operations, often involving communications with other airborne, surface, undersea and satellite platforms.
The SHINCOM systems provide surface ships with single-button access to interior, exterior and secure circuits for point-to-point and conference networks for ship operations support teams.
The road to success for SHINCOM was not without a few bumps--some rather large.
The superb tactical voice capability provided in a security certified advanced switching system enabled SHINCOM to be selected by the US Navy as its premier internal voice communications system for destroyers and cruisers.
2100 systems will provide Venezuelan surface combatants with single-button access to interior, exterior and secure circuits for point-to-point and conference networks for ship operations support teams.
2100 systems play a vital role in determining the operational effectiveness of entire battle groups.
DRS holds up SHINCOM
as a Canadian success story, and it is hard to argue with that description as it's so widely trusted since it was first developed in the 1980s.
systems play a vital role in determining the operational effectiveness of entire battle groups.