WINS BRITISH ARMY APPROVAL
TRITEC Developments Limited has been awarded
a new contract to supply its FASE II fusion splicing equipment to
the British Army. The award-winning FASE II fusion splicer is being
used to install and maintain the Armys optical fibre installations
on a worldwide scale.
The news confirms TRITECs status as
the leading supplier of optical fibre installation equipment to
the Ministry of Defence (MOD), as it is already recognised as the
approved supplier of splicing equipment to the Royal Air Force (RAF).
The new contract with the British Army is based on a five-year requirement,
supplying 100 fusion splicing units in the first year.
A media spokesperson for the Army commented:
"In its many and varied operational and peacetime roles the
British Army is becoming increasingly dependent on fibre-optic applications
within its communications infrastructure. To manage these optical
networks the Royal Corps of Signals employs Installation Technicians
who are extensively trained in fibre-optic installation, maintenance
and testing techniques. Since entering service the FASE II fusion
splicer has proved to be a rugged and versatile unit suited for
use in such diverse geographical locations as Cyprus, the Balkans
and the Falklands. "
One of the first Army units to receive the
splicers is Cable Systems Section (CCS), the fibre optic training
department at the Royal Signals in Blandford. CCS has provided fibre-optic
training to the Royal Signals tradesman and Ministry of Defence
for 15 years. Training focuses on the City & Guilds 3466 qualifications
in singlemode and multimode fibre.
"Training instructors found it straightforward
to transfer training techniques to the FASE II splicer due to its
user friendly design. Tradesmen undergoing training have now completed
in excess of 10,000 splices with the TRITEC unit," the media
The products ease of use and performance
played an important part in the Ministry of Defences (MOD)
decision when awarding the contract to TRITEC. The reliability and
ruggedness of TRITECs equipment has already been proven by
the Royal Air Force (RAF) with over 50 units being supplied over
the last five years.
David Myers, Director of TRITEC Developments
Ltd, commented on the new contract: "We are delighted to have
extended our contract with the MOD. Our fusion splicing equipment
is designed to be user friendly and deal with harsh conditions
something that is essential when units are out in the field."
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