Prospects for the development of tropospheric communication in information and telecommunication systems for special purpose




tropospheric communications, electromagnetic compatibility, physical and geographical conditions


Modern military conflicts have changed the general approach to the conduct of hostilities. Previously, wars developed by increasing the scale (mass character) with direct contact of troops (forces), but modern wars are waged on the principle of a decrease in human resources with an increase in the use of highly intelligent weapons at significant distances. Today, the widespread use of high-precision weapons, means of fire destruction in combination with reconnaissance means, sabotage and reconnaissance groups, illegal armed formations, means of electronic suppression significantly affects the functioning of the military communications system.

This trend will only intensify in the future, which creates threats to the functioning of the control system.

In the war of the future, each state sets its task to adequately and timely identify key risks, the direction of technological development and understand how it can affect the potential of a possible future military conflict.

In the foreseeable future, the basis of the promising information and telecommunications system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine should be a united automated digital communication system, which should include a space, air, ground (field and stationary) and marine component, an automated communications control system and an information security system and should contribute to closer convergence (mutual integration) of command and control systems of troops and weapons into a single information-reconnaissance-fire (strike) spatially distributed system, the key elements of which are reconnaissance-strike complexes.

In this regard, it became necessary to adjust the approaches to determining the main directions of development of means and complexes of tropospheric communication as a component of the information and telecommunication system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The article contains proposals regarding the prospects for the development of tropospheric radio communications in the interests of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


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