Budapest, 11 September 2019 – Airbus was granted an order by the government communications service provider, Pro-M, to supply a Tetra network for the operation of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary. The scope of the frame contract includes the connection to the Hungarian nationwide Tetra network EDR (Unified Digital Radio Communications System)  and the maintenance of the plant network.

The system will contain two switches, two base stations, network management, dispatcher stations, voice recording, a short data service (SDS) server, and real-time capacity monitoring. Network construction is scheduled for completion in mid-2021.

Markus Kolland, Head of Northern, Central and Eastern Europe for Secure Land Communications at Airbus highlights that “The project fits perfectly into Airbus’ critical national infrastructure development approach which includes the implementation of products and solutions for mission critical and security oriented companies, amongst others.”

The close cooperation between both Airbus, its direct customer Pro-M, and MVM Paks NPP Ltd., assisted by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, played a significant role in the signing of the agreement. On top of the renowned experience that Airbus has in providing Tetra networks and infrastructures in Hungary, the construction and operations of the radio network, its maintenance, and the preservation of the constant high-availability service provided by Airbus’s solutions were also very important aspects.

EDR plays an important role in providing the most advanced support to enable the cooperation of Hungarian public safety organisations. The network was deployed by Airbus in 2006 and currently covers approximately 99 percent of the country. It is used by about 55,000 users belonging to public safety agencies such as the police, border guards, fire service, catastrophe prevention, ambulance, armed forces and security services, safeguarding the national security.

The connection of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant facilities to EDR will contribute to a great extent to the enhanced security of the nuclear installation and to the protection of the population. The improved communication means will help to prevent unexpected incidents, mitigate their impact in the event of a disaster, and enable the efficient cooperation with all emergency organisations.


Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus business unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of Public Safety, Defence and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies (either single, hybrid or multi-technology solutions). As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,150 people in 17 countries.

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