Russian Army to Be Equipped With Modern Communication Satellites Soon

Russian Army to Be Equipped With Modern Communication Satellites Soon

MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 20:06 20.10.2016

The Russian army will soon be equipped with communication satellites of new generation, Maj. Gen. Khalil Arslanov, chief of the Main Communications Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces said on Thursday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to him, the new devices were created on the basis of advanced hardware and software platform that would significantly improve the speed of information transfer and provide a more efficient anti-jam facility for satellite communications aimed at better operation of troops and weapons.

“As regards to development of satellite communication, military communication system has a great potential. In the near future we plan to launch satellite vehicles of new generation both on geostationary and highly elliptical orbit, that would replace the existing ones,” Arslanov, who is also Deputy Chief of the General Staff, said.

Arslanov also noted that currently Russia had more than 3,000 stations of satellite communication to ensure country’s defense capabilities.

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