20 October 2015 2015

ND SATCOM and RUAG announce co-operation at TechNet Europe 2015

Friedrichshafen, Germany / Bern, Switzerland, October 20th, 2015 – ND SATCOM today announced a co-operation with RUAG Defence for incorporating ND SATCOM’s new SKYWAN 5G - integrated in a Portable Manpack Terminal – into the RUAG ARANEA Communication Solution. This co-operation gives RUAG Defence the ability to offer more advanced mobile terminal solutions to customers.

ND SATCOM and RUAG announce co-operation at TechNet Europe 2015
Introduced in June this year, the highly anticipated SKYWAN 5G VSAT modem is now available with full capabilities for integration in all types of partner solutions. SKYWAN 5G enables the most flexible, scalable and reliable VSAT networks ever. The unique hardware design of this all-in-ONE compact unit means there is full functionality on board. So, whether a star, multi-star, hybrid or full mesh network is needed, SKYWAN 5G fits all topologies. It even supports switching to another topology over time. It also plays any network role such as hub or remote, thus simplifying logistics and customs handling, and enables unprecedented scalability as demand for network growth increases. As highlighted by this new partnership with RUAG, SKYWAN 5G can be reliably integrated in Manpacks, as well as Fly-Aways or
any other VSAT solution.

The RUAG ARANEA Communication Solution, now including the SKYWAN 5G, is specifically designed for situations requiring many different organisations communicating together, particularly on short notice. This new solution connects all available technologies accessible today, including radio channels, TETRA, 3G/4G/LTE, WLAN, Line of Sight and now, satellite communication.

“The inclusion of the SKYWAN 5G within our RUAG ARANEA Communication Solution means we can secure more communication options for those organisations we support with our all-in-one solution”, said
Mike Bigler, Senior Manager Communication Technology at RUAG Defence.

"We are very proud to offer the SKYWAN 5G technology to new partners, allowing them to build their own products. This includes completely mobile ad-hoc networks with geo-redundancy. Hub-less networks consisting solely of Manpack terminals will become a game-changer in the VSAT market for disaster recovery and also in tactical military networks", stated ND SATCOM's Head of Product Management, Dr. Michael Weixler.
Find out about more exciting partner solutions on www.skywan5g.com.


With over three decades of experience, ND SATCOM is the premier supplier of and integrator for innovative satellite communication equipment systems and solutions to support customers with critical operations anywhere in the world. Customers in more than 130 countries have chosen ND SATCOM as a trusted and reliable source of high-quality and secure turnkey and custom system-engineered communication solutions. The company¹s products and solutions are used in more than 200 transnational networks in government, military, telecom and broadcast environments.

ND SATCOM's flagship product, the SKYWAN platform, enables international users to communicate securely, effectively and quickly over satellite.

About RUAG Defence

RUAG Defence is an international technology company mainly active in the field of security and defence. The division’s core business includes the integration, maintenance, operation and upgrades of systems covering; vehicles and vehicle fleets; secure and reliable communications; realistic training; and cyber security. In addition, RUAG Defence seeks to achieve technological leadership for selected subsystems and components, such as remote control of vehicles, tactical communications, or laser-based and virtual simulation. Among its main customers are the Swiss Armed Forces, international military forces, government agencies and organizations for relief and protection, and operators of critical ICT infra-structures.

You´ll find SKYWAN 5G at the TechNet Europe 2015 Exhibition (20-22 October 2015). For further information, visit www.ndsatcom.com or www.skywan5g.com

For more information, please contact:

Arzu Evlek, Marketing & Communications for ND SATCOM
+49 (0) 7545 939 8751

Stefan Amweg, Business Development Manager at RUAG
+41 79 612 85 44