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DSA 2024: Aselsan unveils radio relay system

An image of the URAL radio relay system on display at DSA 2024. (Janes/Rakend P)

Turkish company Aselsan has unveiled its latest radio relay system at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2024 exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur from 6 to 9 May.

The system, known as URAL, is an airborne software-defined radio relay operating in the very/ultra-high frequency (V/UHF) band.

URAL is designed for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other airborne platforms for surveillance, reconnaissance, and mapping applications.

It utilises Aselsan's advanced network waveform features to achieve the high throughput data rate.

The VHF and UHF bands are incorporated in a single unit to reduce the system's size and weight to meet the low size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirement of UAVs. The company told Janes that older radio relays are available in single band only, either VHF or UHF frequency.

Aselsan's representative did not disclose the modulation type, data rate, and the waveforms incorporated in the system at the time of publication. Based on Janes analysis, the data rate is expected to be more than 100 Mbps to enable video transferring during intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

The system is jamproof and has the company's latest electronic counter-countermeasure (ECCM) features to operate in densely populated electromagnetic (EM) environments.

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