Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03/15/bowman_army_cable/

Army strength fibre provider

Project Bowman gets cables

By John Oates

Posted in Data Networking, 15th March 2006 14:45 GMT

Scottish firm Brand-Rex is celebrating today because its fibre optic cable is the first to be approved by the UK's Ministry of Defence.

The cable is the only one to comply with MoD standard Def Stan 60-1 (Part 3) / 2.

The tactical fibre cable is tougher, non-metallic and very flexible. It is already in use as part of the Army's troubled radio project, Bowman. The company hopes the accreditation will push sales not just for military use but for broadcast and other field applications too. ®