Communications Strategy in the Army

January 10, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Communications

Anyone who has ever been a member of the armed forces can vouch for the fact that it is vital to uphold a good communications strategy at all times, and the army is no exception to this rule. As such, those in roles that focus primarily on communications strategies are some of the most valuable recruits. The communications maintenance team in the army is responsible for ensuring that everyone has access to the correct information as and when they need it. They are also accountable for all communications equipment, and for making sure that it is in good working order so that the movements of troops, aircrafts and ships can be tracked at all times.

Electronic Communications Strategies

For centuries, army commanders have relayed orders in one way or another, be it by flag, bugle or walkie-talkie. But today’s armies are able to build up clear pictures of enemy forces and their tactics, which allows them to formulate a much more informed and accurate plan for their own troops. There are a number of different electronic systems that help them to create this unrivalled picture of the battleground.

The BOWMAN Communications System

A new tactical system designed to enable the most intricate levels of communications strategy, the BOWMAN system exploits the latest advances in both computer and radio technology, incorporating elements that will service the army for many years to come. The collection of digital radios that comprise the system is designed to transmit large amounts of data digitally, whilst also providing information on the positioning and location of troops. The development of this advanced system will be implemented in the place of existing manual processes that are currently used for commanding on the battlefield, and will greatly improve the efficiency of the army’s communications strategies.

The Falcon Secure Trunk Communication System

The Falcon System provides modern and secure communications strategy infrastructures for those formations that have already been deployed, and for non-static operating bases. It delivers the information and technology that allows the army to access networks when on the move. Designed to interact and work alongside the army’s existing communication and information systems, the Falcon secure system is also compatible with Nato’s systems, ensuring that the army is connected at all times of deployment, be it via telephone or data distribution.

Personal Role Radios

The personal role radios used by the army ensure that each individual soldier has a communications strategy of their own to fall back on. Using a transmitter-receiver, infantry soldiers have the capacity to communicate over short distances, or even through thick building walls. Every member of an eight-strong infantry sector will have a personal role radio, enabling teams to react quickly and effectively to the various rapidly changing situations, and even at times allowing for communication with the enemy.

The battlefield can be an unpredictable place. With so many changing factors, it is imperative that good communications strategies are in place at all times. Electronic systems such as BOWMAN, Falcon and personal role radios enable commanders to keep themselves and the sections they are commanding alert and informed at all times, dramatically increasing the efficiency of those teams that have been deployed.

Jenny Kettlewell is the Marketing Manager for Multitone Systems, a leading telecommunications strategy company. Multitone has implemented custom, integrated communications strategies for businesses and organisations in the public and private sector for over 75 years.


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