Prague, München, September 18, 2019 — Rohde & Schwarz and MESIT have jointly established a new joint venture (JV) with MESIT as the majority shareholder. The strategic purpose is to further enhance the trusted, interoperable SOVERON communications system. SOVERON stands for fully integrated, high-performance and scalable trusted communications solutions for all branches of the armed forces. SOVERON strengthens the customers’ digital sovereignty and gives them the greatest possible independence from manufacturers.
The JV is named DICOM, s.r.o. and has commercial operations in Uherské Hradiště in the Czech Republic. DICOM will be active as an advanced research & development (R&D) undertaking. It will initially focus on the new SOVERON lightweight handheld software-defined radio (SDR) with networking and multiband capability in the UHF/VHF frequency range.
“We are delighted with this joint investment. The creation of DICOM allows both partner companies to accelerate the development and production of the SOVERON portfolio of products. With this JV, the Czech Republic becomes the fourth country in the world where Rohde & Schwarz has full presence in sales, service (Prague), manufacturing (Vimperk) and R&D (Uherské Hradiště),” Pavel Salanda, Managing Director DICOM, explains.
“MESIT and Rohde & Schwarz have already successfully co-operated in the past. Now we are taking the next logical step by joining R&D forces to take full advantage of our joint capacities. Together we will be able to successfully address new markets,” Igor Gerek, Managing Director DICOM and Deputy Charmain of the Board of MESIT, continues.
“Rohde & Schwarz cutting edge solutions are in operation with many defense forces around the world. We are looking forward to expanding our presence in the Czech Republic. This new JV will create new technological advances, allowing us to provide digital sovereignty to our customers,” Bosco Novak, Executive Vice President, Secure Communications Division, Rohde & Schwarz, concludes.