RBAF Combat Net Radio System Contract Signing Ceremony
The Ministry of Defence Negara Brunei Darussalam (“MINDEF”) signed Supplemental Agreement and Blanket Order Agreement for the supply of Combat Net Radio (CNR) System for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (“RBAF”) with Harris Corporation, RF Communications Division (“Harris”) from United States of America.
The Contract Signing Ceremony was held at MINDEF’s premises at Bolkiah Garrison on March 29th 2013. Signing on behalf of MINDEF was Hajah Suriyah binti Haji Umar, Permanent Secretary of Administration and Finance and Allan Callaghan, Vice President International Sales and Managing Director Asia Pacific, signing on behalf of Harris.
The CNR Supplemental Agreement is an enhancement contract to the Master Agreement signed in January 2008 in which Harris supplied tactical radios, accessories and other equipment to the RBAF. The New Supplemental Program, to be implemented in five phases over a five-year period, provides the deployment of networked communications delivering secure tactical communications to individual soldiers, and improving situational awareness and force effectiveness. In addition to the Supplemental Agreement, the Blanket Order Agreement provides enhancement to RBAF’s ability to maintain and support the CNR System throughout its expected service life.
The Supplemental Program will enhance RBAF’s C4I (Command, Control, Communication, Computing & Intelligence) Systems, enabling secure voice communication links and wideband data performance allowing for information superiority in today’s battlefield.
Naval Today Staff, April 25, 2013; Image: MINDEF