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Jotron signs the largest contract in the history of Phontech communication systems

Publish date: 01 Jun 2016

Jotron AS, a leading manufacturer of professional communication systems for land, sea and air safety, has entered into a contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency. Jotron is supplying new intercom systems for their ULA-class submarines.

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Contract signing:
From left: Thomas Lynum, Commander senior grade - Head of Contracting department, and Tor Martin Røed, Director Maritime & Energy Communication Division
Back row from left: Vidar Kleppe, Commander Naval Systems / Submarine Projects Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, Leif Morten Ramberg, Director Sales and Marketing – Energy at Jotron and Helge Gulaker, Commander, Contracting department, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency

The ULA-class is a German built submarine type operated by the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN). The ULA-class has been operated by the RNoN since the late eighties. Jotron also supplied the last generation intercom system which has already been in use for more than 25 years on all their ULA-class submarines.

By signing this contract, Jotron once again positions itself as a leading worldwide intercom supplier. This new communication technology is forecasted for installation in 2018 and 2019. Jotron’s contract continues through to 2020 with the subsequent operation and support responsibilities for the systems’ total lifetime. Jotron confirms that such a contract demands focus on product development and customer support to ensure that all technical and operational requirements are met. This project will further contribute to Jotron’s track record and will strengthen Jotron’s ability to market this system to armed forces worldwide.

"The new intercom system that will be delivered by Jotron implements new technologies that will enhance the current solution onboard ULA-class submarines,” says Commander Vidar M. Kleppe, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency. “The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency looks forward to working with Jotron to develop new internal communications, we have high expectations of this system."

“Jotron is extremely excited about signing this contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency. This is sure to be a successful cooperation,” says Leif Morten Ramberg, Director Sales and Marketing – Energy at Jotron. “Being the chosen system supplier proves that Jotron delivers innovative and high quality systems, positioning Jotron as the preferred communication partner.”

For more information, please contact Leif Morten Ramberg - Jotron, tel: +47 3313 9700.