13.07.2006

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.

Contact for media

Günther Hörbst
Head of Corporate Communications

OHB SE
Karl-Ferdinand-Braun-Str. 8
28359 Bremen
Germany

Phone.: +49 421 2020-9438
Mobile: +49 171 1931041
Email: guenther.hoerbst@ohb.de

Julia Riedl
Corporate Communications

OHB System AG
Manfred-Fuchs-Straße 1
82234 Weßling - Oberpfaffenhofen
Germany

Phone: +49 8153 4002 249
Mobile: +49 172 10 80 716
Email: julia.riedl@ohb.de

You can reach both of us with an email to pr@ohb.de