Military Embedded Systems

Secure soldier radio communications introduced at DSEI 2015


September 18, 2015

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo by Thales

LONDON. At DSEI 2015, Thales officials announced SquadNet soldier radio, which offers simultaneous voice, data, and video transmission. It combines a networking waveform with built-in GPS, Bluetooth, and programmable encryption.

If one SquadNet is within range of another, voice communication and location data from all other radios on the network can be shared. When paired with an Android device, the GPS data provides situational awareness by displaying the location and recent movement of the user and other soldiers on the same network on a map or aerial photograph.

The SquadNet app includes web-bridge functionality hat enables geographically separate squads to be linked via IP networks, such as 3G, LTE or Wi-Fi. The rechargeable and removable batteries can last up to 28 hours and can be charged via any USB power source, officials say.

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