An Elbit Systems Ltd. subsidiary has been selected to develop a first-responder broadband mobile technology for the Homeland Security Department’s science and technology group.
Elbit Systems of America LLC will build the prototype to work with the BlackBerry 10 workspace within an Android-based device for federal, state and local agencies to communicate, Elbit Systems said Tuesday.
The broadband service, based on Elbit Systems’ land and command, control, communications, computers and intelligence technologies, will work to connect with various commercial networks, FirstNet long-term evolution band and P25 land mobile radio infrastructure.
“Recent events in the U.S. and the evolving FirstNet’s LTE network infrastructure with other broadband initiatives for first responders and tactical forces globally provide new opportunities for Elbit Systems secure mobile HLS solutions,” said Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems of America president and CEO.
The technology is compatible with various services such as audio, video, voice and video conferencing, video streaming, command and control, LMR and telephone connectivity.
DHS will test that system within selected homeland security components after the integration and proof of concept phase, Elbit Systemss says.