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
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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.
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