Military communications experts eye encryption and HF radio to assure secure links on the battlefield

Oct. 6, 2020
Also helping are reductions in size, weight, and power, and wideband data, enhanced encryption, and interoperability with legacy HF sets.

LONDON – Special operations commands across Europe are ramping up their capabilities with high-frequency communications to ensure connectivity on the battlefield. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

6 Oct. 2020 -- Leaders there are turning to secure high frequency communications with encryption as a way to optimize properties that provide a low probability of interception and detection.

Special forces in France, Germany, Poland, and Ukraine continue to receive high-frequency (HF) systems as a way to diversify communications plans. Some special operations organizations have selected the L3Harris AN/PRC-160(V), industry sources say.

Enhancements in HF radio come when NATO members and partner forces are suffering from a disruption of satellite communications -- particularly along the alliance’s eastern flank where Russian armed forces continue to conduct electronic warfare (EW) operations.

Related: Marine Corps picks HF radio systems from L3Harris that offer NSA Type-1 encryption for information security

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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