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LS/MCS 87 'CONRAD' :: 387 Communications

Postby Trivval » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:49 am



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The CONRAD is a software-defined multiband combat net radio manufactured by Tactical Gear in collaboration with 387 Communications. The CONRAD provides an easily transported system which is reliable and easily maintained while still providing secure communications. The CONRAD is slightly larger than the standard handheld communication system, however is lighter and more manoeuvrable a manpack radio. CONRAD's official designation is Land-Sea / Mobile Communications System 87.

The CONRAD, designed to handle voice and data transfer, was created to have the range to handle surface-to-air communications as well as be light and easily manoeuvrable to be used as a standard combat net radio. The System uses 25KHz channels that operate in the VHF FM band, from 30-628MHz. The radio system not only operates in single-frequency modes but also frequency-hopping, and can hop at 105 times a second. The whole system is intended to be carried in a separate pack attached to a soldier’s webbing or pack or could be mounted in a vehicle. The entire system has been field tested for immersion and extreme temperatures at Tactical Gear’s Aberdale Isles testing labs.


    General
  • Frequency Range: 30 to 628MHz
  • Channels: 23’920
  • Transmission Modes: FM, AM, PSK, CPM
  • Range: 28kms

    Battery
  • Adverage Life: 336 Hours, constant transmitting
  • Voltage: 12 V
  • Rechargeable: Yes

    Physical Dimensions
  • 3.25 x 10.5 x 11 cm (with battery)
  • Weight: 3.6kg (with battery)

    Environmental
  • Temperature: -26 °C to 66 °C
  • Immersion: 3.75 Meters
  • Finish: Green

    Key Features
  • Programmable Crypto
  • Full Numeric Keypad
  • NVG Compatible Display
  • Embedded GPS
  • Detachable Handset
  • 256-bit Encryption
  • Battery is rechargeable via the
    use of an adapter attached to a Car Battery.

The CONRAD was issued a medium-level security certificate by the Trivvalian Internal Security Organisation due to its ability to provide medium-level encryption. The system has a 256-bit encryption system inbuilt that can encrypt voice and data transfers at the push of a button. To do this, private and public keys are created and then the public keys can be distributed amongst other CONRAD systems. To prevent undesired systems from receiving the key, the CONRAD has to be placed in ‘Key Receive’ mode and an eight-figure alphanumeric code, which is generated in the distributor, has to be manually input into the receiving system. This encrypts all voice and data transmissions that are sent from that system and is only sent to other systems with the sender’s public key – likewise, that system can only receive from systems which it has the public key of. After forty-eight hours the system’s private key is re-generated unless a four-figure alphanumeric code is input.

A major capability of the CONRAD is the ability to frequency hop covering the entire bandwidth of the CONRAD system. This is done to prevent single frequency jamming and triangulation rather than to encrypt transmissions. Single frequency radio’s are susceptible to what is known as squelch capture jamming, or SCJ, as well as triangulation. A 100W jam can disable a single channel, however 100W wide band jammer covering 30 to 80 MHz, approximately 2000 channels, only puts 0.05W into each channel. In order for this to work each CONRAD in a network must be set up with the same factors so that each radio will hop simultaneously with the entire network. To do this it involves another manual keygen to prevent undesired systems from entering the hopping sequence. The Net Control Station enters the time and date that the hop will begin and then selects one or multiple of the twenty-six random frequency generators. There can be a number of frequencies than can be excluded from the random sequence such as commercial radio channels or known enemy frequencies. This random generator provides a key to be used by yet another random generator to determine in what order the hopping sequence will proceed. Once completed the system that created this will send out a probe to all CONRAD systems that are in a ‘Key Receive’ mode and an eight-figure alphanumeric code will have to be manually input into the receiving system.

The CONRAD supports a small unattached handset which is used to link to the more powerful receiver unit. This handset can be used on it’s own, however it had a limited range available to it in standalone use and thus must keep the receiver unit within at least three and a half kilometres, however it depends on the terrain nearby. This handheld unit has the same encryption that the receiver unit uses, however electrical emissions could be compromised when it is detached from the receiver unit. The handheld unit has an average battery life of ninety-six hours.


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There standard version of the CONRAD, officially designated the LS/MCS 87(B), comes with two antennae. These two standard issue antennae have differing ranges and are to be used each depending on the situation. The first antenna, a twenty-five centimetre threaded tape ‘battlewhip’, is the standard antennae used, perfect for almost every situation. This antenna is very flexible and is optimal in thick bush or jungle, however is often used as the standard antenna in all other cases. The second antenna is a short satellite uplink antennae, however due to CONRAD intended to be used in a combat environment, this satellite link may not always be available. The vehicle version of the CONRAD, known as the LS/MCS87(D) or the LS/VCS 12, has an antenna which can be mounted on any vehicle. It is just a simple matter of wiring which can be done by anyone, and any CONRAD system can be converted into a VCS 12.

The LS/MCS 87 ‘CONRAD’ is available for purchase from 387 Communications and Tactical Gear. The LS/MCS 87(B) along with it’s assorted equipment – one detachable handset, one ‘battlewhip’, two rechargeable battery packs, one recharging adapter and one carry pack – costs NS$1’250. The LS/MCS 87(D), otherwise known as the LS/VCS 12, with it’s assorted equipment – one vehicle antennae, one vehicle adapter and the assorted modifying equipment – costs NS$3’400. 387 Communications also supports bulk deals – ten LS/MCS 87’s for NS$9’000, one hundred for NS$68’000. The same deal applies for the LS/VCS 12 – ten for NS$11’000, one hundred for NS$85’000. Production Rights are not available for States or Sovereign Entities.



Last edited by Trivval on Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:30 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Postby Gc1mak » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:54 am

Official Contract

1. 387 Communications will provide 300 million units of LS/MCS 87 (B) within two year, which will be delivered to the port of Fuk Yu in The Ani Nations by ships under Ani Flag. The Ani Military, upon arrival of the products, will wire 568 NSD for each delivered radio to the 387 Communications account via local banks. The total amount of NSD paid to 387 Communications upon delivery of all products will be 170.4 billion NSD.

2. 387 Communications will provide 50 million units of LS/VCS 12 within two year, which will be delivered to the port of Fuk Yu in The Ani Nations by ships under Ani Flag. The Ani Military, upon arrival of the products, will wire 833.5 NSD for each delivered radio to the 387 Communications account via local banks. The total amount of NSD paid to 387 Communications upon delivery of all products will be 41.675 billion NSD.

3. 387 Communications will provide dedicated repair center in civilian cities near military base, with a total of 7,500 support personnels (Repair personnels included). Each personnel will be paid a total of 3,000 NSD per month for a total of 22.5 million per month, and 270 million in wage per annum. This part of the contract will last 10 years, and maybe extended upon request from the Ani Military.

4. 387 Communications will be provided with a plot of land measuring 700 meter x 700 meter in the city of Fuk You for the purpose of producing spare parts, repairing heavily damaged radios and replacing old / damaged radios in Ani Military. The factory will be built within six months, and given without cost to 387 Communications. Spare capacity can be used to repair and produce radio parts for civilian use. As a side-condition to this, the radio is considered saleable on civilian market. 387 Communications should prioritize the production capacity of said to Ani MIlitary Use. In exchange, the Ani Government will provide 2 million a month as subsidies to the factory. This part of the contract will last 10 years, and upon expiration of this part of the contract, it maybe extended upon request from Ani Miltary. Should the Ani Military choose not to extend it, this part of the contract is declared void, with 387 Communications retaining the factory, without the need to prioritize military order.

5. 387 Communications will provide spare battery packs at 4 USD each to replace outdated rechargeable pack in the Ani mIlitary. The facility for producing spare packs will be located within the factory mentioned in statement 3.

6. 387 Communications will provide spare parts, and repair to LS/MCS 87 (B) and LS/VCS 12 at discounted price, including the one damaged in battle. The Ani Military will pay the full cost of any maintainence. The facility for production, once again, will be included in the factory mentioned in statement 3.

7. This contract is to be revised after ten years, upon which, either side may require its cancellation. Should 387 Communications cancel the contract on their part, the factory mentioned in Statement 4 will be taken over by Ani Government with a compenstation of 40 million to produce vital spare parts for Ani Military.

8. All sums above are to be net sum, with the sum calculated after any tax by the Empire of Ani. An exception is made for Factory and Support Personnels, who still need to pay income tax.

9. All orders directly from Ani Military are exempt from tax. Note that the Empire of Ani have no sales tax for most products, radios included.

Signed,
The White Emperor, Mak Hong Tin of The Empire of The Ani Nations

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Postby Belfras » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:18 am

The Kingdom of Belfras
Ministry of Defence


Good morning.

After reviewing the communication equipment available, we wish to make a purchase of a substantial quantity so that we may begin outfitting our armed forces.

If our order is accepted, we would be willing to pay the entire fee up front. Delivery of products is to be made to the Royal Armory Reserve department at Portsdown harbor with at least three hours notice for security clearance.

Your loyal customers.

The rt hon. Adjunta Tungsten MP.
Minister of Defence
His Majesties Government.

200,000,000 LS/MCS 87 (B) at bulk price. $136 billion

140,000,000 LS/VCS 12 at bulk price. $119 billion

Est. Total: $255 billion

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| Message Information |
|To| The White Emperor, Empire of The Ani Nations
|Subject| Re: LS/MCS 87 'CONRAD' Contract
| 387 Headquaters |
| Business Central | Port Suran |
| (+13) 139 221 5 |
|Security|
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To whom it may concern
It is my honour to relay to you that the 387 Communications Executive Office has reviewed your expansive contract and extended their approval. We are but a fledgeling business and we are proud to have the Ansari Empire as our first customer, and with such an large contract we couldn't have hoped for more. We accept your contract offer, which comes to NS$212.075 Billion (NS$212'075'000'000). 387 Communications runs it's business though the Yohannesische Bundesbank and we would appreciate all funds to be transferred though our 387Sales Account there, rather than tertiary local istitutions.
Due to this being such an expansive contract, two-hunred and twelve billion over a two year period of deliveries, we only require the Ansari Empire to pay NS$21'207'500'000 up-front and directly into our accounts. This sum is approximately 10% of the total amount. We require the rest of the amount to be paid within six years, and we can suggest a loan through the Yohannesische Bundesbank which can assist the Empire with the total amount. The advisors at the Bundesbank can also work out a suitable payment plan for both 387 and the Empire.
Finally we thank you for your valued custom. Please keep 387 Communications in mind for all your Military Electronic System needs. 387 Communications will keep the Ansari Empire on the top of our contact list for when new products are released onto the international market.



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| Message Information |
|To| Adjunta Tungsten, MoD, Belfras
|Subject| Re: LS/MCS 87 'CONRAD' Contract
| 387 Headquaters |
| Business Central | Port Suran |
| (+13) 139 221 5 |
|Security|
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To whom it may concern
It is my honour to relay to you that the 387 Communications Executive Office has reviewed your contract and extended their approval. We accept your contract offer, which comes to NS$255 Billion (NS$255'000'000'000). 387 Communications runs it's business though the Yohannesische Bundesbank and we would appreciate all funds to be transferred though our 387Sales Account there, rather than tertiary local istitutions.
Due to this being such an expansive contract, two-hundred and fifty-five billion, we only require His Majesty's Government to pay NS$25.5 Billion (NS$25'500'000'000) up-front and directly into our accounts. This sum is approximately 10% of the total amount. We understand that you can pay this straight-up, but we wish to offer you alternatives. If you choose to pay the 10% upfront we require the rest of the amount to be paid within four years, and we can suggest a loan through the Yohannesische Bundesbank which can assist His Majesty's Government with the total amount. The advisors at the Bundesbank can also work out a suitable payment plan for both 387 and the Empire.
Construction should take approximately eight months, however we will alert you if construction is delayed. The units you have ordered will arrive at Royal Armory Reserve Department at Portsdown Harbor via Freighter though a period of one month. If you have any issues with this, please feel free to contact us.
Finally we thank you for your valued custom. Please keep 387 Communications in mind for all your Military Electronic System needs.



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To: 387 Communications
From: Department of Defense, United States of Minnysota
Subject: Equipment Procurement




Dear sirs/madams representing 387 Communications,

After a recent review of our infantry and vehicle equipment, we have decided to extend a contract possibility your way. This contract will include the following:

1. 387 Communications will provide 300 million units of LS/MCS 87 (B) within two years, which will be delivered to the port of Minnysota City in the United States of Minnysota by ships under the flag of Minnysota. The United States Military, upon arrival of the products, will wire 568 NSD for each delivered radio to the 387 Communications account via local banks. The total amount of NSD paid to 387 Communications upon delivery of all products will be 170.4 billion NSD.

2. 387 Communications will provide 50 million units of LS/VCS 12 within two years, which will be delivered to the port of Minnysota City in the United States of Minnysota by ships under the flag of Minnysota. The United States Military, upon arrival of the products, will wire 833.5 NSD for each delivered radio to the 387 Communications account via local banks. The total amount of NSD paid to 387 Communications upon delivery of all products will be 41.675 billion NSD.

3. 387 Communications will provide dedicated repair center in civilian cities near military bases, with a total of 7,500 support personnel (repair personnel included). Each employee will be paid a total of 3,000 NSD per month for a total of 22.5 million per month, and 270 million in wage per year. This part of the contract will last 10 years, and maybe extended upon request from the United States Military.

4. 387 Communications will be provided with a plot of land measuring 700 meter x 700 meter in the city of Minnysota City for the purpose of producing spare parts, repairing heavily damaged radios and replacing old / damaged radios in the United States Military. The factory will be built within six months, and given without cost to 387 Communications. Spare capacity can be used to repair and produce radio parts for civilian use. As a side-condition to this, the radio is allowed to be sold on civilian market. 387 Communications should prioritize the production capacity of said to military use. In exchange, the Minnysotan Government will provide 2 million a month as subsidies to the factory. This part of the contract will last 10 years, and upon expiration of this part of the contract, it maybe extended upon request from United States Military. Should the United States Military choose not to extend it, this part of the contract is declared void, with 387 Communications retaining the factory, without the need to prioritize military order.

5. 387 Communications will provide spare battery packs at 4 USD each to replace outdated rechargeable pack in the United States Military. The facility for producing spare packs will be located within the factory mentioned in Statement 3.

6. 387 Communications will provide spare parts, and repair to LS/MCS 87 (B) and LS/VCS 12 at discounted price, including the ones damaged in battle. The United States Military will pay the full cost of any maintenance. The facility for production, once again, will be included in the factory mentioned in Statement 3.

7. This contract is to be revised after ten years, upon which, either side may require its cancellation. Should 387 Communications cancel the contract on their part, the factory mentioned in Statement 4 will be taken over by Minnysotan Government with a compensation of 40 million to produce vital spare parts for the United States Military.

8. All sums above are to be net sum, with the sum calculated after any tax by the United States of Minnysota. An exception is made for Factory and Support Personnel, who still need to pay income tax.

9. All orders directly from United States Military are exempt from tax. Note that the United States of Minnysota have no sales tax for most products, radios included.




We look forward to a response from 387 Communications.





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Rick C. Benson
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United States of Minnysota
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