Saturday, September 25, 2021

Russia tested SATCOM REDUT-2US and ARTEK communication systems

On April 11, signal units of the Southern Military District have established closed satellite communication channels with troops at a distance of more than 1 thousand km.

The signalmen successfully organized a stable, secure communication between control centers and army units, on short-wave and ultra-short-wave radio stations, and equipped video-conferencing control centers. The procedure of switching equipment was also checked.

The tests of the communication units of the South-Eastern Military District were held at combined-field training facilities deployed in the Volgograd and Rostov regions, in the Stavropol and Kuban regions, in Dagestan, North Ossetia, as well as a Russian military base in Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Armenia as part of a verification test during the winter training session.

More than 1.5 thousand units of military equipment were involved in tactical exercises, including the latest unified command and staff vehicles R-149MA1 based on the BTR-80 armored personnel carrier, the P-230T control station fixed on the Tiger vehicle, and hardware stations and communication systems, “Redut-2US” and “R-166-05 Artek radio station”.

George Costa
George Costa is a reporter specialized in defence and security systems. He covers international defence and security issues, such as international conflicts, WMD proliferation, and cybersecurity, as well as news reporting on developments in the global defence community.