German Army to Get Software Defined Radios for the Infantry

The German Federal Ministry of Defense (MOD) has selected Elbit Systems’ German subsidiary to equip its infantry units with the PNR1000 Advanced Military Radio, part of Elbit Systems’ E-Lynx family of software-defined radios (SDRs). The PNR1000, the smallest member of the family, will be available in handheld and automotive configurations. These military radios will be used at platoon and company level and will be installed on board various combat vehicles, including the SPz PUMA.

The order calls for an extensive technology transfer from Elbit Systems to its German-based subsidiary, facilitating local development and production of the radios supplied to the German military, along with additional expansions and capabilities. Development and manufacturing will take place at the company’s research and development (R&D) and manufacturing facilities in Ulm, Germany, which will also serve as the support and R&D center for Germany.

E-LynX military radios facilitate advanced networked combat solutions in both open fields and urban areas. This radio system provides forces with the ability to use multiple voice groups on a single channel, allowing flexible operation of multiple devices and networks along with fast data services. With integrated Blue Force Tracking (BFT) capability for efficient and flexible operations. While the military radio is designed for short-range operation, the E-Lynx also supports an advanced network waveform with unique simultaneous flooding techniques that extend range in a multi-hop network, improve network flexibility and resiliency, while dramatically reducing the latency of the network.

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