4 Jul 02. BAE SYSTEMS C4ISR has announced that its segment manufacturing the ROVIS vehicle based in Blackburn has been put up for sale by the company.
The system has recently entered into service in Austria; The Army’s Leopard 2A5 main battle tanks are the first Austrian vehicles to be fielded with the system under a contract for over 1200 units. Further applications include the Ulan armoured infantry-fighting vehicle and the Saurer armoured personnel carrier.
ROVIS is a major advance in digital intercommunications and is the world’s most widely fielded multi-station vehicle intercom system. It supports voice and data communications within military vehicles, even in extreme noise conditions.
Its comprehensive features include the capability to distribute digital data & voice-operated switching for hands-free operation, ring architecture for resilience to battle damage, active noise reduction and built-in test facilities.
It also has a universal radio interface to a wide range of military radios, from the VRC12 series to modern frequency hopping radios such as SINCGARS and PR4G. Over 17000 ROVIS systems have now been delivered to twelve countries, including the US Army where it is type classified as the AN-FVIC-3.