Perth-based Barrett Communications has announced a partnership with US company Royal Communications, on the back of securing a follow-on FMS contract with the US mission in central Asia.
Royal Communications has provided sales and support for HF radio communications solutions for over 30 years and is ideally positioned within the US to team with Barrett in delivering sales, training, installation, technical and warranty support for the full range of Barrett HF solutions.
Barrett Communications USA general manager John Eschenfelder welcomed the announcement, saying, "Our US investment strategy is two-fold, our partnership with Royal Communications and our US manufacturing facility provides us a truly ‘Made in USA’ product, bringing us closer to our US customer base and enhancing our ability to deliver the next level in product and customer service in the USA."
The latest phase of the US-funded Counter Narcotics Global Threats program has been delivered by Barrett Communications. The delivered PRC-2090 HF manpack and vehicle systems will enhance and expand the strategic communications and force tracking capabilities to the mission, strengthening border security and preventing illegal trafficking.
Andrew Burt, Barrett Communications chief executive, reinforced Eschenfelder's comments, saying, "We live in unprecedented times and conditions are changing rapidly. Barrett Communications are committed to ensuring the supply of our products and solutions, and as a global company we are investing in our manufacturing and support capability globally to ensure our customers continue to receive the personalised service they are accustomed to."
Barrett Communications is a specialist Australian designer and manufacturer of commercial and tactical HF and VHF radio communication systems.
The company’s global distribution to over 150 countries and customer support network in over 65 countries allows it to provide both OTS and turnkey network solutions to meet their clients’ exact requirements.
Barrett has a specific focus on designing, manufacturing, supplying, installing and the long-term support of complex, high-quality HF and VHF communications systems for the Australian Defence Force.
For 40 years, Barrett Communications has been at the forefront of innovation in high-frequency radio – coming from its humble beginnings in the Australian aviation sector and is committed to providing the Australian Defence Force with a leading-edge, sovereign capability.