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TETRA digital radio system (Image: Leonardo)

Leonardo- Selex has won a contract to provide an end to end TETRA (terrestrial trunked radio) solution to Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

This will provide secure communications throughout the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

The agreement has been announced at PMRExpo European trade fair for Professional Mobile Radio and Control Rooms.

The TETRA project will be deployed within larger ICAD packages providing Special Airport System /Information and Communication Technology (SAS/ICT) capabilities for the KAIA Development Project which is designed to increase the airport's yearly capacity.

The airport wireless system will be based on the European TETRA digital radio communications standard which is standard for full-mission critical voice and data communications worldwide. It will secure passengers’ safety 24/7 by providing mobile radio communications, in a customised frequency band, to thousands of operational users from various airport sectors.

Leonardo will deploy the Adaptanet TETRA IP solution at the beginning of next year. Deployment will include a TETRA core network, gateways to other telecommunication systems, radio base stations and a subscriber radio fleet based on Leonardo’s new ruggedized handsets and mobile terminals.

The Company will also provide installation support, testing and final hand-over.

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