Contract for that went to Motorola, and entails equipping 16 selected ships with TETRA cell networks (plus one land-side installation at Parow and one at the Navy Arsenal). Worth about 69.9 million Euro.
- fleet-wide introduction in Navy: communications and command system for damage control teams on seagoing vessels.
Fassmer has updated the portfolio on their website since.There doesn't appear to be anything on the Fassmer website as yet.
I wonder if the Germans will be back to observe talisman. Particularly as they look to build up some sort of amphibious ready action group, and as the new coalition works out its views on the world.Australia welcomes European powers having an active role in the Indo-Pacific and regular deployments of European naval forces in the region, but a more coherent geostrategic approach would see Europe focus—and increase—its naval and military efforts on Europe, while the United States and other Indo-Pacific powers continue to reorganise to balance China.
The Air Force gets its turn next. Deployment of several Eurofighters and tanker aircraft to Australia planned for 2022 (for several weeks). Unless of course the recent fracas has overturned these plans, and yes, that will depend on which priorities the new coalition sets. My suspicion going by campaign programmes is that the whole Indopacific military thing will be tuned down in priority.I wonder if the Germans will be back to observe talisman.