Polish military TETRA upgrade plans

By Jonathan Nally
Friday, 11 May, 2018

Polish military TETRA upgrade plans

Poland has issued a tender for the expansion of the TETRA radio network used by its military, with an estimated value of about $16 million.

The country currently uses a Motorola Dimetra 6.2 system in the 380–430 MHz band utilising the TEA 2 encryption algorithm.

The contract will be awarded in two stages. The first stage will involve conducting pre-implementation analysis to obtain the information needed for reconfiguration of the entire system. The aim post-reconfiguration is to have capacity for at least 55 base stations and 25,000 subscriber units. Ultimately, the system must be able to operate 100 base stations and 100,000 subscriber units without the need for further expansion.

Stage two will see the delivery and integration of more than two dozen new base stations and up to 2740 different types of radios. The order will also include delivery of 14 dispatch consoles and 10 computers for programming the subscriber units. All units must be fully compatible with TEA-2 encryption and be compatible in DMO mode with currently used models (MTP850, MTM800, MTM5400, MTH800, MTP3200 and MPT3250).

Stage one must be completed by 10 December 2018 and stage two by 30 November 2019. The tender closes 28 May.

Image courtesy Polish Armed Forces.

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