Samsung and Airbus strike a deal for 400,000 rugged Galaxy devices
Samsung announced a partnership with Airbus that will see the Korean company supply 400,000 rugged Galaxy devices to employees of the French Ministry of the Interior and overseas territories. The selected devices were the Galaxy XCover6 Pro smartphone and the Galaxy Tab Active3 tablet, which are particularly suited to the needs of the national police, fire and civil security forces.
The partnership is part of a project led by the French Ministry, called Radio Network of the Future (RRF – Reseau Radio du Futur). The aim is to modernize the communications of domestic security forces and to move from narrowband technologies to 4G and 5G networks, and a consortium between Airbus and Capgemini will implement the integration in the next few years.
KC Choi, EVP and Head of Global Mobile B2B Team, MX Business at Samsung said it is an honor to choose the Korean company and his team is “excited to see the robust devices become part of big projects”.
Eric Davalo, Director of Sales & Programs Europe at Airbus added that security is a “quite demanding field” and Samsung has established itself as a partner offering the leading technology perfectly adapted to the critical interventions of security and rescue forces .
Both the Galaxy XCover6 Pro and the Galaxy Tab Active3 are MIL-STD-810H, meaning their ruggedness is military-grade. Durability is a concern, but these devices also come with the Samsung Knox security solution that adds an extra level of protection to hardware and software from the core up.
Source (in French)