Barrett Communications to supply radios for U.S.-funded counter-narcotics program

Perth’s Barrett Communications has announced its latest award of a U.S. Foreign Military Sales contract of radios to be used Central Asia, along with a partnership with American company Royal Communications International, Inc.

Barrett delivered an unspecified number of PRC-2090 High-Frequency (HF) manpack and vehicle systems for the U.S.-funded Counter Narcotics Global Threats program. In a news release, the company said these will enhance and expand the strategic communications and force-tracking capabilities to the mission, strengthening border security and preventing illegal trafficking.

The Counter Narcotics Global Threats program is an effort to counter the smuggling if illicit drugs across the borders of states adjacent to Afghanistan. Barrett has previously announced the award of a similar contract in 2019.

Meanwhile John Eschenfelder, General Manager of Barrett Communications USA Corp., says that the company’s “U.S. investment strategy is two-fold, our partnership with Royal Communications and our U.S. manufacturing facility provides us a truly ‘Made in USA’ product, bringing us closer to our US customer base and enhancing our ability to deliver the next level in product and customer service in the USA”.

Royal Communications will team with Barrett in delivering sales, training, installation, technical and warranty support for the full range of Barrett HF solutions in the U.S.

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