Wireless Datalinks Introduced for Military UAVs & UGVs

Commtact's low-SWaP Phoenix broadband data links support ISR and tactical engagement missions By Mike Ball / 29 Jun 2022
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Commtact has introduced the new Phoenix family of real-time broadband data link solutions, designed to provide mission-critical wireless communications for multi-domain military operations. The data links are easily integrated with platforms such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles), supporting ISR and tactical engagement missions with reliable, high-performance broadband video and data connectivity.

The Phoenix multi-platform solution features three variants that are optimized for various link ranges up to 250 km (~150 miles) – the Phoenix SR (short range), MR (medium range) and LR long range). It provides a point-to-point as well as point-to-multiple-point link, working as a real-time communication relay in order to overcome line-of-sight issues arising in complex areas and tasks in the field.

The system supports two options for tactical combat ground units:
RVT – enables the combat unit to receive real-time data and video from an aerial platform
ARVT –enables the combat unit to receive and transmit data and video, facilitating control of payloads

The Phoenix has ideal size, weight and power (SWaP) parameters, and advanced error correction techniques and algorithms that enable reliable and robust full-duplex wideband communications.

Tactical broadband wireless datalinks

Ariel Kandel, CEO of Commtact, commented: “Real-time wireless communication is critical for the successful execution of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and tactical engagement missions. And yet, given the ever-growing number and types of military platforms, each with its own range and performance requirements, it is extremely challenging to ensure reliable wireless connectivity.”

“Commtact’s communications solutions have been operationally proven to address all of these challenges. Like our other systems, the Phoenix provides a solution that is secure, flexible, reliable and rugged. Commtact has rich experience in the field of communication systems and our systems are installed on dozens of platforms around the world.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact