Thales has successfully conducted various tests that have demonstrated the ability to integrate its radio communications solutions with the Army’s command and control systems for use cases of a command network at the brigade level and lower levels. Testing of SYNAPS software-defined radios (SDRs) and line-of-sight solutions revealed full compatibility and new functionality for deployed and operational command and control and communication systems such as the BMS (Battlefield Management System) and PR4G radio or that could be the Equip the army in the future.
As part of the experiment plan for Force 2035, Thales has successfully performed various tests that support simultaneous video, voice and other data. The tests were carried out under the direction, coordination and supervision of the Army Information Systems, Telecommunications and Technical Support Headquarters (JCISAT) and with the assistance of observers from the staff of the Army Academy of Engineers (ACING) National Cryptological Center and General Directorate of Armaments and Materials ( DGAM).
Various communication solutions and systems have been used to meet present and future needs for command capabilities. Various military radio communication solutions were presented: the SDR-ESSOR-SYNAPS for two-channel and two-band radio (VHF / UHF) and the TN4110 equipment, a two-channel, high-bandwidth, multipoint radio link that can operate on the move.
During the tests, the capabilities of the SYNAPS radio were demonstrated with the VHF GEOMUX waveform (SUPERMUX with extended services) currently used in PR4G radios, as well as with the ESSOR HDR WF waveform (High Data Rate Waveform) in the ESSOR program which Spain participates and which is financed by 6 European countries). The tests confirmed the high data capacity of ESSOR HDR WF and its full adaptability to Spanish operational requirements, while ensuring full interoperability between the 6 European countries that developed it. The ESSOR waveform will soon be funded by the participating countries and the European Defense Fund for the next phase of the program.
Interoperability with Army PR4G radios and new voice capabilities were also demonstrated, resulting in significant savings in both the number of radios in vehicles and frequencies. SYNAPS radios offer a much more efficient management of the electromagnetic spectrum, which enables a high density of networks and an optimal capacity / performance ratio with very robust ECCM measurements (Electronic Counter-Countermeasures).
Photo: SYNAPS Radio (Thales)
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