OHB rewarded for successful work in military image transmission with a follow-up contract
Contract worth around EUR 3 million for the further development of the complex D-WERDAS transmission system awarded by the German government
Bremen-based space and high technology company OHB-System AG has received a contract from the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB), Koblenz, under the terms of which it is to continue and further extend its convincing work on radio transmission of high-resolution aerial reconnaissance images. Under the terms of a contract worth around EUR 3 million, OHB-System is to continue testing the D-WERDAS system, which allows image data to be transmitted between airborne aircraft over wide distances, and to implement it in trial flights.
D-WERDAS is based on the successful ARDS (Aerial Reconnaissance Data System), with which OHB-System has been developing a revolutionary system for the transmission of high-resolution aerial reconnaissance data between aircraft and ground stations over the past few years. D-WERDAS uses aircraft as relay stations to ensure transmissions of data over greater distances.
In addition, OHB is developing plane antennas, which will be used in the future in connection with ARDS. Further additions to the system are already being planned.