The Hungarian Army has contracted Rheinmetall Defence to supply it with the Iniochos tactical command and control system. The company has signed a five year-framework contract with the procurement agency of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence in the face of stiff international competition, a company statement says.
“The first order of its kind from an eastern European member of NATO, it represents an important strategic breakthrough,” Rheinmetall added.
Moreover, the company hopes that success there will lend added impetus to other projects now underway in Hungary.
Rheinmetall has supplied comparable systems to the armies of Greece, Sweden and Spain, where the company says they have proved highly effective.
Iniochos is a family of tactical command and control systems designed for use at various echelons and in various platforms – e.g. tactical operations centres, vehicles and at individual soldier level.
Systematic adherence to NATO interoperability standards characterises every aspect of the system, greatly facilitating international peace enforcement operations, Rheinmetall explains.
This standardised system is able to provide coalition troops from several nations with a Common Relevant Operational Picture (CROP).
The first phase of the framework contract envisages equipping an entire battalion with Iniochos application software.
It also entails adapting existing radio equipment to create a communications network and supplying a tool for producing cartographic data.
For training purposes, systems will be supplied to two bases, and instruction provided to administrators, trainers and troops.
Under the framework contract, additional equipment and services can be purchased until every unit in the Hungarian Army is equipped with the new technology.