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DSEI 2023: How PhantomBlu comms tech could mean an end to radio silence at sea

15th September 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Alix Valenti in London

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Naval forces have nowhere to hide at sea - millimetre-wave communications could put an end to the need to maintain radio silence to avoid detection or interception while supporting high data rates for C2 purposes. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

Blu Wireless's PhantomBlu millimetre-wave communications nodes could put an end to the need to maintain radio silence to avoid detection or interception while supporting high data rates for C2 purposes.

Blu Wireless, a provider of ultra-fast and seamless 5G mmWave solutions, took advantage of DSEI 2023 to announce PhantomBlu, an integrated LPD V-band radio node delivering 360° communications coverage.

'The key problem we are trying to solve is today’s communications' vulnerability to interception because of their electromagnetic signature,' Mark Barrett, chief commercial officer at Blu Wireless, told Shephard

'When you face peer and near-peer adversaries on the battlefield, who have the means to intercept your communications, how do you digitise the battlefield and ensure C2?'

For navies this problem is particularly prominent because, contrary to land forces who can

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Alix Valenti

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Dr Alix Valenti is an international freelance defence journalist. Her main focus is on naval …

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