Technological advancement has been rapidly changing people’s lives for decades. Rapid transformation in so called disruptive technologies is changing the landscape of military capability and strategy. In the fast-paced world of the Indian Army, effective communication is paramount.
One crucial tool that has revolutionized communication on the battlefield is the Tactical LAN Radio.
The Indian Army recently has signed a deal with a Bengaluru-based company M/s Astrome Tech Pvt Ltd to procure the indigenously-developed “tactical LAN radio”.
It is the second contract that the Army has firmed up under the framework of Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX)
Understanding Tactical LAN Radio:
How it differs from traditional communication systems
Tactical radios and communication protocols are designed for high security, to minimize enemy interception.Resilience to jamming. On the leading edge of the battlefield, enemies routinely attempt radio frequency (RF) jamming.
Warfighters rely on their devices being flexible to jamming and other hostile interference
Features and Specifications:
Tactical communications are military communications in which information of any kind, especially orders and military intelligence,are conveyed from one command, person, or place to another upon a battlefield, particularly during the time of combat.It includes any kind of delivery of information, whether in verbal, written, visual or auditory, and can be sent in a various ways.
Benefits of Tactical LAN Radio in the Indian Army:
The “tactical LAN radio” is a state-of-the-art high-bandwidth backhaul wireless radio equipment for the provisioning of reliable communication,
Wireless backhaul is the use of wireless communication systems to transport data between the internet and subnetworks.It can help an organization or mobile network eliminate the need for physical cabling. Rather than having a facility where all the internet hubs connect via wires to the internet, the connection happens wirelessly using either microwaves or radio waves to transmit signals between wireless access points.
The system also incorporates enhanced safety features and can operate continuously for 48 hours on a single-set basis, without any breakdown
Tactical LAN Radio has become an indispensable tool in the Indian Army’s arsenal, ensuring seamless communication and connectivity on the battlefield.
Its advanced features, secure encryption, and interoperability have transformed the way soldiers communicate, enhancing their operational effectiveness.
By embracing this cutting-edge technology, the Indian Army continues to stay at the forefront of modern warfare.