C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

DSA 2018: JSC NPO Angstrem showcases Ratnik combat radio

19 April 2018

Russian communications firm Joint Stock Company (JSC) NPO Angstrem showcased its new R-187-P1E Azart handheld combat radio at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

The radio is a multimode voice and data dual band V/UHF radio operating in the 27-520 MHz frequency band with a frequency hopping speed of a claimed 20,000 hops per second.

A NPO Angstrem representative told Jane’s that the R-187-P1E Azart was first developed in 2014 for the Russian Army, and has been selected as part of the Ratnik soldier system. Fielding commenced in 2017.

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