Thales has introduced its latest tactical wideband HF radios at the Eurosatory event. These new radios offer a resilient long-distance communication capability with data rates that are ten times higher than previous generations. They are designed for use in land theatre command posts, making them ideal for high-intensity conflict scenarios.

The new HF radios from Thales utilize patented technology that has already been proven effective in naval operations on various warships, including frigates and aircraft carriers. These radios are part of Thales’s HF XL range, which provides a significant increase in bandwidth and quality of service compared to traditional HF radios. This advancement is crucial for armed forces operating in areas with poor satellite coverage or high risk of jamming.

One of the key features of these new radios is the cognitive engine that automatically selects frequencies for communication. This ensures link stability and optimized data rates by rejecting jammed frequencies and replacing them with free frequencies. This makes the radios user-friendly and efficient for military personnel in the field.

The 1 kW and 400 W radios are fully interoperable with existing wideband HF radios, allowing command posts to communicate with headquarters or other units over long distances. Thales plans to expand its HF XL technology into vehicle-mounted and soldier-worn radios in 2025, further enhancing the tactical communication capabilities for armed forces.

Christophe Groshenry, Vice-President of Radiocommunication Products at Thales, emphasized that these new radios are the result of years of innovation and design efforts to provide customers with a cutting-edge solution in wideband HF technology. In addition to land and naval environments, Thales plans to extend the use of HF XL technology into aerospace and infrastructure domains in the future.

Overall, Thales’s introduction of tactical wideband HF radios represents a significant advancement in communication technology for military operations. These radios offer enhanced data rates, long-distance capabilities, and resilience in challenging environments, making them a valuable asset for armed forces in the field.