MOKYS System Prototypes Delivered to Slovak Ministry of Defense

MOKYS System Prototypes Delivered to Slovak Ministry of Defense

BAE Systems has delivered the first seven prototypes of a mobile military communications system (MOKYS) to the Slovak Ministry of Defense. After a series of successful tests, armored vehicles, including a Slovak TATRAPAN and a BAE Systems RG-32M, equipped with MOKYS communications and information systems were handed over in an official ceremony in Presov.

John Barter, BAE Systems Director for the Slovak Republic said “This has been a great team effort with our partners, including the MoD, to deliver these prototypes on time and to budget. MOKYS utilizes the most modern communication technology and will ensure that the Slovak Armed Forces can operate on the whole spectrum of NATO operations, both military and non-military.”

On 20 December 2007 BAE Systems also signed an agreement with the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Economy to delivery an offset package equal to 100% of the MOKYS program value; this comprises 30% direct and 70% indirect offset.

John Barter said “We have agreed a number of projects which will deliver significant value to the Slovak economy. We look forward to delivering this challenging program.”

Included with the MOKYS prototypes, was a BAE Systems RG3-2M mine-hardened armored patrol vehicle. This vehicle has been fitted with MOKYS equipment and is the first of seven such vehicles to be ordered by the Slovak MoD for this role.

The MOKYS system supports secure transfer of information in the form of voice, data and pictures at both the operational and tactical levels of command. The system may also be used to support strategic command and management elements. MOKYS is designed to be modular, highly mobile, and independent of changes in configuration of forces

The Slovak Ministry of Defense will conduct military trials during March after which BAE Systems expects to be awarded an initial production contract.

BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. BAE Systems, with 96,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $27 billion on a pro forma basis, assuming BAE Systems had owned Armor Holdings, Inc. for the entire 2006.

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