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REDCOM teams up with Base Camp Connect to supply the Canadian Department of National Defence with tactical communications systems

April 15, 2020

The total value of the contract is upwards of $7M over four years

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., in partnership with Base Camp Connect, has received an order for upwards of $3M from the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The contract will be primed by Base Camp Connect, one of Canada’s leading suppliers of communications systems. REDCOM expects an additional $4M through 2024 for supplementary equipment and support and maintenance services.

REDCOM was selected for this contract due to the company’s proven history of delivering highly interoperable and reliable communications systems with very low SWaP (size, weight, and power). The REDCOM equipment will be replacing the DND’s existing systems and upgrading their network while ensuring flawless service to deployed operations across the world. The upgrade to the DND network provides services for both data and voice to operational theaters within Canada and overseas, including the High Arctic Data Communications Systems (HADCS).

“REDCOM is excited to partner with Base Camp Connect to provide stationary and deployable voice communications technology to the DND,” said Roy Szelewski, Director of Government Operations. “REDCOM equipment, coupled with Base Camp Connect’s in-country expertise enables CAF to efficiently respond to an increasing spectrum of operations in Canada and internationally. We look forward to a continued partnership with Base Camp Connect to bring REDCOM’s reliable and scalable technology to its customers.”

Jean-Philippe Grondin, Base Camp Connect President and CEO commented: ‘’We are proud to have been awarded this contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence. After our evaluation, REDCOM was the best partner we found to complement our offer. Their long-standing reputation and extensive experience as a leader in secured communications for the U.S Army, amongst other customers, will facilitate our custom work for DND.’’

Several different configurations of REDCOM equipment will be used, including stationary systems, plus small, medium, and large form factor deployable systems. In addition to delivering REDCOM HDX and SLICE 2100 systems, REDCOM and Base Camp Connect plan to coordinate with the DND to conduct all site surveys, installations, and training on this equipment.


About Base Camp Connect

Base Camp Connect provides rapidly deployable communications to the National Defence and public safety agencies throughout North America, Europe, and Indonesia, to help them bridge communication gaps in the field. Base Camp Connect empowers them by proposing communications go-kit that are simple to use, portable, configurable, interoperate with existing equipment, and don’t require training to operate. For more information, please visit the Base Camp Connect website at



REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., a 2020 Rochester Top Workplace, is a woman-owned small business that specializes in the design and manufacture of advanced tactical and strategic communications solutions with a focus on security, reliability, and interoperability. REDCOM’s customers include all branches of the military, government agencies, emergency responders, integrators, and telecom service providers. For additional information, please visit the REDCOM website at