C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Netherlands details FOXTROT tactical communications update

02 July 2018

The Netherlands Armed Forces has revealed details of its next-generation ‘FOXTROT’ tactical communications programme.

The programme aims to meet the needs of an “agile land force in terms of mobility, interoperability and security through the design of high quality and robust IT”, officials said.

According to programme manager Colonel Robert Miedema, the Netherlands is expected to spend approximately EUR1.5 billion (USD1.75 billion) from 2020 to 2030 in efforts to synchronise continuity measures, experiments, and renewal projects. These are aimed at addressing capability gaps in mobile communications that have been identified between the VOSS future soldier programme and the GRIT deployed networks programme.

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