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October 20th, 2014

By 2020, A New SATCOM Radio System For Russian Signal Troops

[SatNews] Russian Signal Troops, formed exactly 95 years ago, will be provided with modern broadband multimedia satellite communication systems by 2020, stated by Maj. Gen. Khalil Arslanov, the chief of the Main Communications Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces.

He added that Russia is now in the development phase of this next-generation communications system that will outdo all foreign technologies and will be unrivaled in the world, such as their range, anti-jam protection and other capabilities.

"To meet the need of the field of command of the Russian Armed Forces in modern multimedia communication services, development work is now being carried out on the creation of a modern, interference-resistant, broadband satellite communication systems, all within the framework of broader efforts to expand the satellite communication system of the Russian Defense Ministry before 2020," Arslanov said.

The head of the General Communications Agency noted that special attention will be paid to ground satellite communication stations. The software and equipment used at the stations will be synchronized into a unified system. The functionality of the SATCOM equipment will be increased through a reduction of a unit's weight and size, which will also make the communication equipment far more transportable.