Airbus Defence and Space has rolled out support communications to German Armed Forces troops deployed to Rukla and Pabrade military bases in Lithuania. Labelled “Connect-D”, Airbus Defence and Space now supplies telephone, internet and media services to a total of 15 deployed German military units around the world, including Mali, Iraq, Djibouti, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Cyprus and Lithuania.
The launch of Connect-D at the Lithuanian bases of Rukla and Pabrade was performed as part of a framework contract awarded by the German Armed Forces in 2015. This framework contract ensures that soldiers have free connectivity during operations and exercises outside Germany. Mobile systems will also be made available for smaller contingents and observer missions.