Naval Forces Communications

Naval Forces Communications

Fully Integrated Communications System (FICS) and Naval Force Intranet (NFI).

The FICS developed by Thales is an integrated communications system for surface vessels, submarines and ground centres, offering centralised communications management. It comprises a multi-level secure local IP network providing high-data-rate connections between local users and external communications equipment (modems, terminals, radio, satcom, ….) and a broad range of services (voice, data, intercom, conferencing, databases, video, …)

The NFI developed by Thales is a federated secure IP network, combining the whole present and future communications means (HF, V/UHF, Satcom, SHF, …) and providing onboard and “over the air” network resources for multi-media services between ships and with the shore such as E-mail, MHS, Databases, Images, visio conferences, Voice over IP, …