Silvus Technologies receives HDRLOS radios for RAN
Silvus Technologies has received the first set of High Data Rate Line of Sight (HDRLOS) radios for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) fleet of Anzac frigates.
The units were delivered by Amber Technology. They will be fitted to all new qualifying RAN vessels, as well as being deployed as an upgrade to existing vessels where appropriate.
The HDRLOS system integrates Silvus’s MN-MIMO waveform to fleet communications to establish ship-to-ship data links. Silvus radios deliver a self-forming, self-healing mesh network that allows vessels to establish data links with each other automatically, seamlessly and without operator intervention. The system consists of a custom-built unit that combines Silvus waveforms with a dedicated control system and 100W of amplification for each of the two bands that the radio supports.
The presence of Silvus waveform as a core communications bearer on RAN vessels will support a wide range of deployment scenarios, allowing boarding parties, landing parties, troops in transit, UAS and other assets to seamlessly network with the main ship and each other, and to act as range extenders.
External assets can piggy-back on the high power HDRLOS radio system of a mothership to take advantage of its elevation and power as a relay, without requiring access to the secure on-board networks of the mothership. Land-based transceivers can also be established to deliver seamless communications from naval vessels to shore assets.
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