The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is replacing three end of life voice communication systems (VCS), selecting the Frequentis secure VCS as the most suitable for its demands in a competitive tender.

RNLAF is responsible for the safety and the integrity of national and NATO airspace, with voice communications systems (VCS) being the primary communication for crew in their execution of tasks. The three VCS to be replaced support up to 100 controller working positions.

“The Frequentis voice communication system has a clear focus on cost efficiency over the lifespan of a system, providing customers with a very low total cost of ownership. The proposed solution is based on the Frequentis secure VCS, specifically designed for military applications, and is the product supporting the highest diversity of radio manufacturers and radio models on the market,” says Peter Skiczuk, Frequentis Vice President Defence. “We are looking forward to working closely with RNLAF to deliver a system that fully supports their requirements.”

Frequentis is an experienced system integrator, providing turnkey solutions and support for other military customers including a long relationship with the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr), providing military VCS since 1997, replacing VCS for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for over two decades, and various projects for the US Department of Defence for over 15 years, with all systems still in operational use. Frequentis also supplied the Slovak Air Force with a NATO compliant air-to-ground and ground-to-ground communication system in 2019.

The Frequentis solution proved itself to be the most advantageous in the selection process, also proving its reliability and compliance to all criteria including NATO compliance.

In 2021 Frequentis acquired Melbourne-based C4i PTY Ltd, responsible for the VOICE C2 mission-critical Voice Communication Systems product range. C4i secure VCS is used by defence, governments, and industry in over 35 countries including for the US Air Force and Marine Corps, UK Ministry of Defence, Qatar Ministry of Defence and in the Air Defence segment of the Royal Australian Air Force.