RITA Valo – developed and produced by Thales Communications, is the
French Army tactical communications system, The Asynchronous Transfer
Mode (ATM) based network provides voice and data communications
between theater deployed headquarters supported terrestrial, satellite
and wireless communications, both military, civil networks.
The infrastructure supports high security (SD/SO) call and data
routing, stationary and mobile subscribers and interfaces with
external networks (military, civil and allies). RITA Valo will also
support interconnectivity withexisting RITA (1G) and PR4G combat net
The ATM based infrastructure supports phone, fax, data, image and
video transfer at high speed communications. The system's basic
capacity supports up to 7,000 subscribers and 2,500 mobile
subscribers. Command post access via ISDN, BIS and PRI are provided.
The system's modules are designed for air transportation, and
deployment with light trucks (2 or 4 ton or VAB APCs).
The system consists of the ATS 2000/CMX tactical ATM switches, and TRC
7450 routers, Farmhouse 2000 multi-media switches, supporting LAN and
headquarters, PR4G VHF/FM CNRs, and mobile technical support shelters
RITA Valo is developed under cooperation between France and Belgium.
Both countries selected the system to equip their armies. Up to 200
systems are planned for production.