Multi-national communications company Motorola Solutions has bought innovative, Australian owned defence radio manufacturer Barrett Communications for an undisclosed sum.
Bibra Lake, Perth company Barrett has a global niche market in HF and VHF radio communications solutions used by customers in in military, government, critical infrastructure, NGOs and peacekeeping organisations.
Motorola said Barrett’s products were complementary to Motorola Solutions’ existing radio portfolio.
It said the technology was designed to enable critical communications in any location without the need for infrastructure.
Motorola’s Mark Schmidl said: “Motorola Solutions and Barrett Communications are united in their purpose of delivering the vital communications that organisations around the world depend on to help further safety.
“Barrett brings us a new portfolio of communications capabilities beyond traditional land mobile radio, allowing us to support highly specialised operations.”
Barrett CEO Andrew Burt said: “We look forward to building upon Motorola Solutions’ industry-leading portfolio, extending critical voice communications to support essential operations, humanitarian work and disaster response and recovery.”
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