A tactical communications system is one that is employed within tactical forces or in direct support of them. It is designed to satisfy the demands of ever-changing tactical scenarios and ever-changing environmental circumstances. It facilitates command and control within and in support of tactical troops by providing secure communications, including audio, data, and video, among mobile users. Tactical Communication technologies have always been the force multiplier on the battlefield.
Tactical communications market revenue will be boosted in the next years by a strong focus on supplying protective equipment and the need for constant communication in industries such as military, construction, and public safety. Innovation of equipment and technological improvements such as ear canal earphones, active and passive noise-cancelling devices, and improved communication technologies are expected to drive market demand.
Long Term Evaluation (LTE) technology has enabled real-time data interchange and the transmission of complicated video and speech data in professional mobile radio (PMR) systems. Consumers desire equipment that will not hinder their usefulness since bulky material is difficult to manage and adds unnecessary weight to the user. Given the flexibility of movement and enhanced comfort that wireless technology provides, it is gradually replacing wired technology.
Over the projected period, the tactical communications industry in the United States is expected to hold the largest percentage. The country’s growing interest in the military communications market is one of the key factors for the same.
The complexity of tactical networks is caused by a number of factors, including dynamic integration with multiple systems for critical data exchange. For the proper implementation of a tactical communication system as well as interoperability and secure data transmission between land combatants, warships, submarines, and fighter planes, a full-proof infrastructure is required. This might be a stumbling block for the growing market.
The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) is a piece of modern military technology that can serve two functions. It can be used as a hailing device, allowing users to broadcast messages across greater distances than loudspeakers. Second, it can be employed as a sonic weapon for riot control, crowd dispersal, and other situations where a non-lethal solution to hostile behavior is required.
The Israel advanced defense company Rafael has introduced “BNET SDR”. It is a tactical Broadband IP Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Software Defined Radio (SDR) that provides ground and aerial platforms, HQs, and dismounted soldiers with reliable high-speed, low-delay connectivity for broadband data, audio, and video on-the-go.
Major players in the Tactical communication market include General Dynamics C4 Systems (U.S.), Raytheon Company (U.S.), Thales (France), Harris Corporation (U.S.), and Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems Inc. (U.K.), and Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.)
The US Army has ordered 1,000 new L3Harris Technologies Falcon IV AN / PRC171 compact team radios so that all tactical level soldiers can provide important information to the command team via an integrated network.
The Indian army recently announced a USD1 billion effort to construct a tactical communication network with advanced optical fiber cable connectivity to forward regions. Under the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan, an integrated tri-services-led Tactical Info-communication Network Project Management team with support from DPSUs, DRDO, and other private organizations could be a viable option for keeping the Armed Forces future-ready.