Brazil Gets First Batch Of SOTAS Intercom Systems

  • 12:00 AM, February 17, 2012
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Omnisys, a wholly owned Brazil-based subsidiary of Thales, has delivered the first consignment of SOTAS intercom systems to equip Brazilian Army Urutu vehicles for missions in Haiti, VBTP-MR Guarani and M113 armoured personnel carriers. "This is an important contract, mainly because it's the result of a national tender in which Thales in the Netherlands has transferred all the necessary technologies to Omnisys in line with the Brazilian government's strategy to develop its national defence industry," says Laurent Mourre, Thales Country Director for Brazil. The Brazilian Army's Commander of Communications and Electronic Warfare, Gen. Antonino dos Santos Guerra Neto, stated that the SOTAS system has been tested in a range of operational situations and has met CCOMGEX's stringent requirements in every respect. "We are delighted about this contract award for the supply of the intercom systems for our military vehicles," said General dos Santos Guerra Neto. SOTAS consists of routers, crew stations and other elements and modules as part of a complete range of products. Based on a flexible architecture, it is a complete vehicle communication solution for the digital battlespace and forms an integrated end-to-end information and communication network for shared situation awareness at all levels of command, from operations room to infantry in the field.