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Cobham Defence Vehicle Intercom Systems and Platform Command and Control

Cobham is the world's leading manufacturer of vehicle intercom systems for platform communications, with over 130,000 systems in service worldwide.

Cobham's family approach to VIS provides the customer with a complete capability across a wide spectrum of platform types and configurations, ranging from light vehicles to heavy armour and tactical command centres using the new TacG2.

The addition to the family of the new TacG2 provides greater capability and flexibility in a network centric operational environment, whilst maintaining the battle damage resilience and reliability Cobham systems are renowned for.

TacG2 Design Principles

TacG2

Ease-of-Use, high reliability, availability and 50 years company experience are the foundations that under pin Cobham's design processes. With new systems, such as TacG2, high reliability is carried over from ROVIS(AN/VIC-3) and LV2 architecture with greatly increased capability which includes Ethernet/IP connectivity.

ROVIS Intercom (AN/VIC-3)

This is the primary intercom system delivered by Cobham around the world for heavy and medium armoured vehicles. Designated AN/VIC-3 by the United States Army, it is the system of choice for all medium and heavy armour in the US (Abrams/Bradley/Striker, Paladin etc). ROVIS intercom offers full access control for all users over CNR with a centralised programming capability and pre-set storage.

LV2 Vehicle Intercom Systems

LV2

LV2 is a smaller variant of ROVIS(AN/VIC-3), fully qualified to armoured standards. Its small footprint and dual user crew stations make it an ideal system for light vehicles and Soviet armour. Fitted and proven in T72s, LV2 is a cost effective solution for the R series Soviet intercoms and does not require turret removal.

TacG2 VIS

TacG2 incorporates the key features from ROVIS (AN/VIC-3) that make it the most reliable system available for military platforms. With the additional features, such as a comprehensive IP gateway/Interface, TacG2 offers users increased functionality and capability with the traditional robustness of design associated Cobham's systems. TacG2 successfully breaches the gap between individual platform systems and the modern requirement for platforms to be an integral part of a networked architecture.

Features of TacG2 include:

  • Full user control over their communications environment
  • Flexibility of configuration with single and dual user crew stations
  • Single box intercom capability
  • IP gateway for network and inter-vehicle working
  • IP and RS232 on all crew stations
  • Expansion Units for technology insertion
  • Remote control of radios (radio technology permitting)
  • Backward compatible with ROVIS(AN/VIC-3) & LV2 for migratory upgrades
  • Software upgradable over Ethernet
  • Up to 20 users and 12 radios per system

Cobham's Eagle Radio

TacG2 VIS

Significant fire power and capability is available on modern platforms to support dismounted troops in combat. The ability to fully integrate dismounted and platform communications improves combat efficiency and mission success. By utilising Cobham's Eagle radio, Cobham takes integration a stage further with remote selection and operation of platform radios via a fully networked, full duplex data capable low cost soldier radio.

Significant fire power and capability is available on modern platforms to support dismounted troops in combat. The ability to fully integrate dismounted and platform communications improves combat efficiency and mission success. By utilising Cobham's Eagle radio, Cobham takes integration a stage further with remote selection and operation of platform radios via a fully networked, full duplex data capable low cost soldier radio.

Soldier Systems - Wireless Integration

On today’s modern platforms, there is significant combat power available to support dismounted troop and troops in combat. The ability of soldier systems to fully integrate communications improves combat efficiency, mission success and has been clearly shown to save lives.

Cobham pioneered the integration of soldier radios into VIS and can integrate any of the worlds leading soldier radios.

In addition to this, Cobham has extended their capability by developing their own soldier radio (Eagle) that provides the following key features when integrated:

  • Full duplex communications between dismounted troops and the platform
  • Remote access to platform combat net radio

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