is in service with the British Army and US Navy.
Over 30 nations are currently using this equipment and sales to date are
believed to be in excess of £130 million.
The NCRS HF
communications system was accepted into service in 1995, and is known
to be operated by 32 Signal Regiment (V) in Scotland. A total of 104
NCRS stations were made, consisting of 89 trailer mounted mobile
stations and 15 static, transportable stations. All the stations are
identical with the exception of five mobile stations which have high
NCRS can provide a powerful national network capable of operating in
the most extreme circumstances. The network can be deployed at short
notice to support a wide range of national operations. NCRS stations
include a variety of mobile, static, high and low powered types. Each
detachment has a crew of six.
Mould is an insecure
VHF radio system that uses hilltop sites to provide national radio
coverage. The radios are normally grouped together to form regional
This is a voice
encryption terminal equipment that provides secure speech over a civil
or military phone system.
An encrypted telegraph
system providing secure telegraph over a civil or military bearer
The peacetime management of the Army depends heavily on
effective communications . The Royal Signals Army Fixed Telecommunication
System (AFTS) provides all the telephone, telegraph, facsimile, data
systems and radio and line links for the Army in the United Kingdom.
is operated and maintained by 2 (National Communications) Brigade and the
system serves over 40,000 subscribers. The staff required to operate the
AFTS is approximately 1,100 of whom 40 per cent are military personnel, who are
located all over the UK in 6 (Fixed Service) Signal Squadrons supported
by operational, engineering, planning and co-ordination staff at
Headquarters 2 (NC) Brigade at Corsham in Wiltshire.
One of the ADP systems in the UK is MAPPER, which stands
for Maintenance, Preparation and Presentation of Executive Reports.
This system is used
both as a peacetime management aid to staffs in major headquarters
and for command and control of Military Home Defence. It was expanded
for use in the Gulf War, when MAPPER stations were deployed to Saudi
Arabia and linked back to the United Kingdom. Its success in the Gulf
has led to the system being used in post Gulf War operations including
In Germany, the Telecommunications Group Headquarters based
at Rheindahlen, provides a sophisticated fixed communications system, based
on the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).
Project Rodin, which is
intended to modernise the fixed communications system for both the Army
and the RAF in Germany, will, when introduced, use state of the art digital
technology and will be able to interact with other German and British
military and civilian networks.
The Communications Projects Division (CPD) provides
engineering support for military fixed communications systems worldwide.
CPD is part of the Royal School of Signals at Blandford in Dorset.