Racal unit wins MOD contract

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Racal unit wins MOD contract

A UNIT of Racal Electronics is to supply the next generation Local Area Subsystem (LAS) at the heart of the Ministry of Defence's "Bowman" communications programme in a deal worth about pounds 250m.

Racal Radio is the prime contractor for Bowman LAS, with Thomson-CSF Communications as system design authority. The LAS is to provide a full range of multimedia services - voice, image, video and data - through networks within and between vehicles and command headquarters. Bowman is due to enter service in 2002.