The TETRAPOL bw communications system will enable the Bundeswehr
to deliver mobile voice and data communication to deployed forces,
in a secure and fail-safe network at all tactical communication
levels. The system utilizes base stations, deployable, container-based
communications modules serving an area at a range of 25 km.
The current system will serve 10,000 digital radio terminals
(phone handsets). Each handset can also establish direct communication
with other handsets, at close range of up to 2.5 km. The German
Army has already fielded TETRAPOL systems in Afghanistan and
Kosovo, where such systems were deployed as a communication
platform and integrated into the command and control system.
TETRAPOL bw will operate at the frequency range
of 385-390/ 395-399.9 MHz, which is compatible with international
spectrum availability. The system will enable low rate data
transfer at 2.4 kBit/s – 7.2 kBit/s, depending on load