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Secure Communications System online for Army and RAF

FALCON Tactical Communications System
The Army and Royal Air Force have started training on the FALCON secure deployable broadband voice, data and video communications system

On completion of training operators will be fully equipped for the FALCON System Field Trials which will take place later this year.

Under the leadership of a team from BAE Systems in Christchurch, the training is delivered by Babcock and supported by the UK MoD.  Two specially equipped sites have been set up, one at  the Defence College of Communication Information Systems (DCCIS) in Blandford , Dorset and one at 90 Signals Unit at RAF Leeming in Yorkshire.

FALCON training is delivered using a mixture of task based and technology based training activities and course lengths vary from three to 30 days.  Taught in a variety of environments ranging from specially configured classrooms, to vehicle hangers, the majority of the training uses the actual FALCON equipment that personnel will use on the frontline once FALCON enters service.

So far the team has provided 200 course places with a 100% pass rate.  

Major Mark “Taff” Jolly, Defence Training lead said 'We are now seeing a considerable gear change in the delivery of FALCON training.  The Training Group recognise that BAE Systems are committed to delivering a training solution that meets the military's needs'.

Issued by:
BAE Systems, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6YU, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384719 Fax: +44 (0) 1252 383947