Sunday, March 13, 2022

Russian Comms In The Ukraine: A World of Hertz

 Excellent article here from the Royal United Services Institute, whose catchy headline I shamelessly swiped.

In case of TL;DR, the gist is that their digital tactical radios don't work very well, and are NOT widely deployed.

One thing caught my eye, and I have to pass it along: It is possible that the delivery of the Azart radios has been troubled by corruption.

The Azart is their 6th generation, walkie-talkie-type secure radio.

I'm shocked, I tell you.....Shocked!

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  1. Russia and corruption? Are you jesting?

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    1. When the two Sea Launch ships were getting their final fitting out in the Russian shipyards Boeing had to order about twice as much cable as the plans called for, as it was disappearing somewhere along thew way....

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  2. I wonder if Ukrainian Hams are helping screw with Russki communications when they can.

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    1. They've been officially OFF-The Air since about a month before the invasion. But I'll bet they're listening.....

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  3. Hard to tell who is more corrupt. Their government or ours.
    Thanks, drjim. You all be safe and God bless.

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    1. Yep, that's the first thing I thought of!

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    1. Yeah, with ChiCom made chips and lowest-bidder assembly practices!

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  5. Maybe we could sell them some Baofengs /sarc.

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    1. That's what most of their forces are using because they don't have enough Russian-made radios.

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    2. And the ones they have don't work very well...

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Keep it civil, please....

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