Indian army eyes sensors and communications networking to enhance situational awareness among warfighters

March 9, 2021
The network would facilitate a state of the art mobile communications and sensor network for tough terrain using handheld communication devices.

CHANDIGARH, India – With the increasing dominance of the electronic spectrum, cyber warfare, and artificial intelligence (AI, the Indian army has laid the groundwork for a futuristic communications system for providing secure and seamless interconnectivity among warfighters. The Tribune of India reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

9 March 2021 -- The Indian army is planning a LTE-based communications grid with Internet of Military Things (IoMT) sensor network for providing failsafe and secure communications to its units along the northern and eastern borders.

This will require designing and developing, with industry support, a communication grid with its radio access network, core network and IoMT compatible network along with sensors and interfaces to provide surveillance, situational awareness, sensor network and compatible interfaces for legacy surveillance devices currently in the Indian army's inventory.

The network would facilitate a state of the art mobile communication and sensor network for troops operating in a counter-insurgency environment, rugged mountains and jungles overlooking the Line of Control and international borders through the use of handheld communication devices and e-tabs.

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