Brazilian Navy tests high-capacity radio communication system during Operation Aderex-Anfibia 2022Brazilian Navy tests high-capacity radio communication system during Operation Aderex-Anfibia 2022

Technology allows real time video transmission and is an alternative to satellite communication

Por Primeiro-Tenente (RM2-T) Vanessa Mendonça Silva – Rio de janeiro, RJ

Communication via satellite may present instabilities and for this reason, seeking technological improvement, the Navy tested, during Operation Aderex-Anfibia 2022, a VHF/UHF – IP radio communication system that can transmit data and voice in a secure and encrypted way.

“This system represents a breakthrough, because it is possible to establish a stable communication line, independent of the satellite band, with a coverage of more than 40 nautical miles, as observed in the tests done. The radios are networked and all the means see each other, making it possible to exchange information and know the position of all the means involved in an operation, in any environment, whether at sea, in the air, or on land, increasing situational awareness,” explained Lieutenant-Captain Marcelo Silva de Souza, System Developer for the Navy’s Operational Systems Support Center.

Operation Aderex-Afíbia 2022 comes to an end The centerpiece of the operation, which took place between June 28 and July 8 in the maritime area between the states of Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo, was an amphibious incursion by means of the Fleet and the Fleet Marine Corps.

Assault Amphibious Vehicle (Carros Lagarta Anfíbios – CLAnf) during amphibious incursion on the beach of Itaoca (ES) – Image: CB-FN William/Marinha do Brasil

During the operation, aerospace defense, electronic warfare, and presence action exercises were also carried out in the Campos Basin. In all, about 1,700 military personnel participated. Also during the commission, the ships involved were open for public visitation in the Port of Vitória on July 2nd and 3rd, reaching an average of 4,500 visitors per day.

“Operation Aderex-Afibia 2022 demonstrated, above all, the determination of our crews to overcome difficulties and increase the capacity of the Brazilian Navy to project power over land, confirming its readiness to contribute, for example, with humanitarian aid operations and disaster remediation,” concluded Rear-Admiral Marcelo Menezes Cardoso, Commander of the Task Group.

¹Anfibia = Amphibious

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