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Mikael Westerlund

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New vessel class win for COTS-based intercom system

Posted by Mikael Westerlund on Jan 22, 2016 8:46:45 AM

The SAVOX IMP is a C4i-capable platform intercom system (based upon Compontents Of The Shelf, COTS technology) that is being deployed on yet another vessel class. Since 2014 SAVOX IMP C4I-capable intercom system has been in use on smaller RIB and Patrol type vessels when the first 100m Offshore Patrol and Multirole Class vessel  was brought into operational use. 

Today, we can now announce that our system has been chosen as the command and control system for a Minelayer Upgrade Program for a non-disclosed customer. The installation work will start in 2016 and will be finished in 2017.

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Topics: Platform intercom, IMP, C4i, Defense

Naval Vessel Command and Control Capability Upgrades, Is It Worth It?

Posted by Mikael Westerlund on Jan 21, 2016 1:00:00 PM

While many countries’ naval fleets need immediate updates or replacements, we also find ourselves living in a world of increasing threats.  How can large naval fleets keep up with the demands of aging fleets coupled with the downward pressure on defense budgets? Specifically, how do countries evaluate whether to invest in high costs associated with replacement vessels or modernise existing naval vessels?

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Topics: Platform intercom, Defense

2015 in Review: Birth of Tactical Headgear System (THOR) and more

Posted by Mikael Westerlund on Dec 23, 2015 4:42:27 PM

And what a year it has been !!!

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Topics: USAR, Helmet, THOR, DSEI, SearchCam

5 Take-Aways from the Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report 2016

Posted by Mikael Westerlund on Nov 18, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Defence IQ recently published their 5th Annual Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report 2016. The report finds that confidence is at a five-year high in the global armoured vehicle market due to rising defence budgets, new contract opportunities and big ticket government investments. After reviewing the report, here are my five essential take-aways with respect to the critical attributes for armoured vehicles over the next decade, particularly from a tactical vehicle intercom solution perspective.

1. Interoperable Communications are Essential

Eighty-one percent of respondents clearly indicated that interoperable communications on armoured platforms was either critical or very important. From this finding we need to ensure that tactical vehicle intercom solutions being planned and/or deployed are truly capable and allow for seamless system upgrades.

Choosing the right C3 system -whitepaper

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Topics: Platform intercom, IMP, C4i

THOR Tactical Headgear Gets the Royal Treatment

Posted by Mikael Westerlund on Sep 24, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Notes from DSEi Part 2.

While 2015 DSEi is now behind us, we are still catching up with post-show news!

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Topics: THOR, IMP, Tactical Headgear System, DSEI

THOR Tactical Headgear Makes DSEi Debut

Posted by Mikael Westerlund on Sep 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Notes from DSEi Part 1.

While we have been attending DSEi since 2007, this year’s event totally blew us away with the launch of THOR tactical headgear. Our stand was packed solid for four days and all nine of our Savox hosts were busy showing off our new “baby”. #nobreaks #nolunch!

Special Visitors

We had the honor of hosting a number of both official and non-official country delegations to our stand. Here, we can see the Finnish delegation, headed by General Jukka Juusti checking out THOR.

Read the DSEi Special Industry Report Featuring THOR

Download the Report In addition to the Finnish delegation, we also had a number of African, Middle Eastern and other European delegations at our stand. (And, we even got royalty to pay us a visit – but you’ll have to wait for my next blog post to find out about this!)

Media Buzz

The media also picked up our unique offering at DSEi. Check these out:

  1. ASD News
  3. Shepard media
  4. Shepard media

Thank you

Now returning to our homes, we’ll all be quite busy following up with our contacts from the show, including end users, country delegations, as well as our business partners. We’ve already made a commitment to attend DSEi 2017 and we look forward to showing off even more new products and solutions.

.Any questions or comments, please reach out to me directly.


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Topics: Helmet, THOR, Tactical Headgear System, DSEI

The Heat Is On! Communications Equipment for Extreme Environments

Posted by Mikael Westerlund on Sep 15, 2015 9:33:27 AM

The Savox IMP tactical vehicle intercom solution was first designed and tested in the Far North and is proven to withstand cold and wet conditions. But now we’re pleased to tell you that IMP is also proven to withstand hot and harsh conditions as well, as evidenced by our contractual agreement with a Middle Eastern country’s Defence Forces.  Read the Official Press Release

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Lest We Forget: USAR Take-Aways From the Tianjin Explosion

Posted by Mikael Westerlund on Aug 27, 2015 12:00:00 PM
The recent explosion in the harbor city of Tianjin is a sobering reminder of the potential of mankind to create disasters; what we should do to prevent them; and the importance of proper equipment and training for those responding to these catastrophic incidents.


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Topics: USAR

DSEI Special Report on Advances in Soldier Interface Technology

Posted by Mikael Westerlund on Aug 18, 2015 12:00:00 PM
Just Released is the DSEI 2015 Special Report "Advances in Soldier Interface Technology for Modern Military Operations" .

Within the report find this detailed and informative article entitled "Connected Headgear for the Connected Soldier" featuring THOR - an innovative helmet design.


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 Find out about:
  • Latest advances in soldier interface technology
  • New developments in integrated tactical headgear systems
  • Future outlook for communications systems

Want to know morejust about THOR? Get the THOR guide here.

Meet up with Savox at DSEI 2015 at  Stand N5-442.


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Topics: Headsets, THOR, Tactical Headgear System, DSEI

Keep Talking – Choosing a RIB Intercom System

Posted by Mikael Westerlund on Aug 13, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Picture this:  You're in a Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boat (RIB) and you're going high speed in rough waters.  Water is splashing all over you and it's a pitch black night.  You need to stay upright and in the boat, as well as prepare for the impact of the next wave.  You also need a reliable intercom system for your on board communications so that you can communicate with your team but, UGH, there's a variety of different radios installed on the boat and they're not "talking" to each other.

So what's the answer?  Here are the 4 things you'll want to consider when choosing a RIB intercom system.

1. System Requirements

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Topics: Hot Topics for Tradeshows, Platform intercom, IMP, C4i, DSEI

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