Airbus communications technology secures G7 Summit
Airbus’s communications technology helped ensure government officials’ safety at this year’s G7 Summit in Biarritz, France.
The event saw Airbus deploy a dedicated network overlay, along with the required equipment and secure mission-critical communications technology, to help support the 13,200 French police and gendarmes, as well as 400 firefighters that worked to safeguard the 24–26 August summit.
The company said its dedicated networks’ and terminals’ high security and resilience were “an essential aspect” of protecting government officials, the venue and its perimeter and people working onsite throughout the event.
Airbus’s Head of Secure Land Communications, Olivier Koczan, said: “With various kinds of threats that weigh in on political gatherings of this kind, optimal security conditions are an absolute priority. Through its state-of-the art technology and highly reliable networks implemented to support secure communications operations, Airbus was able to ensure the smooth running of the communication between each member entrusted to protect and secure the G7 summit.”
Airbus also provides the INPT — the nationwide radiocommunications network for the French police, fire brigades, emergency healthcare services, customs, national defence forces, mobile gendarmerie, prefectorial authorities and penitentiary administration for prisoner transfers, which is interoperable between forces.
Additionally, Airbus is behind RUBIS — the French gendarmerie’s secure communications network — as well as portable material and other communication equipment for their vehicles.
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