Airbus Defence and Space taps OnTime Networks to provide military-grade COTS


OnTime Networks, a global provider for rugged, time-synchronized Ethernet solutions for the aerospace and defense industries, has announced the selection by Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to provide its military-grade, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), CloudberryMIL CR-6900 Series Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Router and GPS Time Server solution for a mobile and all-terrain Air Defense Tactical Operation Center (TOC).

The Airbus Defence and Space Air Defense TOC is part of a larger air defense system provided by several major defense systems companies, with the primary mission of providing highly versatile battle management, as well as effective and reliable space for the execution of battlefield command and control activities.

Contractual deliveries will begin in the fourth quarter of 2019. The CloudberryMIL CR-6900 Series Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Router and GPS Time Server solution stands up to the harsh environmental conditions and will be at the heart of the new Air Defense solution, which will be deployed on fixed and mobile ground platforms.

Pål-Jørgen Kyllesø, CTO of OnTime Networks, stated “The CloudberryMIL CR-6900 Series high-performance Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Router and GPS Time Server platform has been designed from the ground up to perform in the harshest environments, providing reliable connectivity for land, air and sea platforms. With up to 48 GbE ports and 4 10GbE ports, the CR-6900 provides the right mix of performance and scalability to meet the requirements of today’s Aerospace and Defense platforms.

Markus Schmitz of OnTime Networks further commented, “Commanders rely heavily on computer-based information systems to acquire and process real-time data in order to make informed decisions to execute a mission. Access to any and all information that is available is critical, therefore a secure, high-speed, highly available communications network is vital to these operations. Being selected for the program is the culmination of our team’s hard work and an important milestone for OnTime Networks.”