...the who's who,
and the what's what 
of the space industry

Space Careers

news Space News

Search News Archive

Title

Article text

Keyword

  • Home
  • News
  • India to upgrade military comms with advanced radios to boost net-centric warfare capability

India to upgrade military comms with advanced radios to boost net-centric warfare capability

Written by  Monday, 22 February 2021 09:26
Write a comment
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 19, 2021
Indian's armed forces will be equipped with around 5,5000 state-of-the-art software defined radios as the system currently in place has limited or no data transmission capability. India's Defence Ministry has announced that it will replace the army's Combat Net Radio (CNR) with state-of-the-art software defined radios (SDRs), which will be manufactured by Indian companies. Currently, CNR i

Indian's armed forces will be equipped with around 5,5000 state-of-the-art software defined radios as the system currently in place has limited or no data transmission capability.

India's Defence Ministry has announced that it will replace the army's Combat Net Radio (CNR) with state-of-the-art software defined radios (SDRs), which will be manufactured by Indian companies. Currently, CNR is the mainstay of communications for the Indian Army in the battlefield.

"To arm the soldiers with advantages offered by technology and equip him to fight a war in the Net-Centric battle space, present radios are to be replaced soon by indigenously developed Software Defined Radio (SDR), which have enhanced data transmission capability, enhanced voice clarity and data transmission accuracy in spectrally noisy environments," the ministry announced on Thursday.

The SDRs - developed by the state-funded Defence Research and Development Organisation - supports multiple waveforms so the comms are harder to detect and jam by the enemy. At least 18 companies will make prototypes before one is awarded with the SDR contract.

A recent report prepared by the Indian Army Design Bureau warned that imported communication equipment has an increased threat from embedded viruses and malware. The defence ministry, on Friday, said that "SDRs gives greater system security and better communication survivability in clear and secure mode to meet the operational requirements of the Indian Army."

The Indian Army has previously tried to overhaul is comms system through a global tender but failed for unknown reasons.

It is estimated that army will spend over a billion dollars on buying next-generation equipment for the upgrade.

Source: RIA Novosti


Related Links
Military Space News
Read the latest in Military Space Communications Technology at SpaceWar.com

Tweet

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal

SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only



MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Northrop Grumman gets $3.6B for work on Air Force communications node
Washington DC (UPI) Jan 22, 2021
The Defense Department announced a $3.6 billion contract with Northrop Grumman on Friday for support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node. BACN is U.S. Air Force airborne communications relay and gateway system housed in the unmanned RQ-4 Global Hawk, another Northrop Grumman product, to receive and distribute battlefield communications. It is designed to facilitate the transport of voice and data across the battlespace, enabling network connectivity among weapon systems, sens ... read more


Read more from original source...

You must login to post a comment.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.

CONTACT THE AUTHOR

* Denotes Required Field
Personal information
Message

Interested in Space?

Hit the buttons below to follow us...