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25 June 2014
Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space launches new wideband datalink family Lygarion

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Summary

Exchange of real time data supports terrestrial and maritime operations.

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Airbus Defence and Space has launched a new wideband data link family. Branded “Lygarion”, the new generation of reliable solutions enables secure exchange of real time data between moving airborne as well as maritime platforms and deployable control stations. Main purposes cover Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance as well as secure command and control of platforms and weapons in order to support terrestrial and maritime operations.

The core of the product family is based on a modulation- and demodulation-device which incorporates the latest digital and radio frequency technological advantages, enabling higher data throughputs, robust and discrete programmable radio waveforms. This new line-of-sight as well as beyond-line-of-sight modem is a high- end software radio module enabling simplified management of directional-antenna- based long range digital communications. Together with smart antennas and power amplifiers, it constitutes a unique datalink family. The particular solution can be adapted to the mission and integrated to the respective platform and thus be further enhanced.

With Lygarion, Airbus Defence and Space fosters its know–how on platform agnostic interoperable datalinks and consolidates its technological breakthrough in the domain of wideband data communications. It offers a high level of protection against electromagnetic interferences and jamming on operational sites.

Lygarion is the ideal wideband radio communication ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations)-free product for the newer platforms as well as for upgrade of existing ones such as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) missiles, helicopters, aircrafts and ships. Its modular innovative structure allows to achieve the most adapted level of performances (range, data rate, security level). Depending on platform and customer requirement level, it covers either top performance (class A) or cost-efficient intermediate (class B) data communications solutions.

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

About Airbus Group

Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2013, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 57.6 billion (restated) and employed a workforce of around 139,000 (restated).

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