Annapolis, Maryland, USA, July 11, 2007 - ARINC Incorporated has received a three-year contract to provide high-speed satellite data and voice connectivity for new surveillance aircraft ordered by the Swedish Coast Guard.
The three Bombardier Q300 aircraft are being modified by Field Aviation Company Inc. of Canada with several types of advanced radar and a wide range of sensors for environmental monitoring. The planes are scheduled for delivery later this year.
ARINC's GLOBALinkSM/Satellite service using Inmarsat Swift64 connectivity will enable broadband transmission of data, photographs, and voice back to the ground while the planes are in flight. A specially designed communications system will compress all outgoing messages and data for fast, cost-effective transmission.
The new aircraft will be used in many types of coastal activities, including environmental monitoring to fulfill the Swedish Coast Guard's next-generation fisheries and environmental surveillance missions.
"The Swedish Coast Guard has a reputation for deploying the "best in class" of maritime systems, and they are installing the very latest airborne surveillance and communications avionics, " stated Ed Montgomery, ARINC Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. "ARINC is delighted to be named among their suppliers, who represent the best the industry has to offer."
The Swedish Coast Guard (Kustbevakningen) is a Swedish civilian government agency that co-ordinates the civilian need for maritime surveillance and information, follows international developments within the field, and takes part in international efforts to establish border controls, law enforcement at sea, environmental protection at sea, and other maritime surveillance tasks.
ARINC Incorporated is the world leader in transportation communications and systems engineering. The company develops and operates communications and information processing systems and provides systems engineering and integration solutions to five key industries: airports, aviation, defense, government, and surface transportation. Founded to provide reliable and efficient radio communications for the airlines, ARINC is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, and operates key regional offices in London and Singapore, with over 3,200 employees worldwide. ARINC is ISO 9001:2000 certified. For more information, visit the ARINC web site at www.arinc.com.
SURVEILLANCE DATA BY SATELLITE-ARINC Incorporated will provide the satellite data and voice communications for 3 new Bombardier Q300 surveillance aircraft ordered by the Swedish Coast Guard. ARINC's GLOBALinkSM Satellite service with Inmarsat Swift64 connectivity will allow high-speed transmission of radar images, photographs, and environmental surveillance data to the ground.
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