Army fortifies radio communications capabilities in 2020 to withstand enemy electronic warfare (EW) jamming

Jan. 8, 2021
The Army works with commercial vendors to strengthen radio resiliency as part of an effort to new tactical network tools calledcapability sets.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Army radio experts made critical advancements in 2020 to strengthen the radios they plan to use for multi-domain operations in contested and congested environments. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

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8 Jan. 2020 -- Army experts worked with Persistent Systems LLC in New York City and Silvus Technologies Inc. in Los Angeles to bolster radios to stand up to electronic warfare (EW) attacks from adversaries such as China and Russia.

The radios are “very, very difficult to jam,” says Dan Duvak, chief of the RF Communications division of the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s C5ISR Center -- Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance -- at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

The new radios are able to avoid enemy jamming by detecting and evading interference, as well as by operating on reduced power, Duvak says. Radios from each company were among the most promising capabilities at the C5ISR Center’s Network Modernization Experiment.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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