The system comprises large, medium and small balloon radio repeaters with special equipment able to transmit information to a distance of about 155 miles.EPA
The United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation (UIC), part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has developed a balloon system designed to repeat communications signals, including secure Wi-Fi signals, to a distance of hundreds of kilometers, a corporation spokesman told TASS.
"The balloon system is currently undergoing trials. This system will allow establishing secure communications networks, including Wi-Fi networks, for troops," the spokesman said.
According to the spokesman, the system comprises large, medium and small balloon radio repeaters with special equipment able to transmit information to a distance of about 250 kilometers (155 miles).
"The balloon system can operate at an altitude of several kilometers," the spokesman added.
As the spokesman said, the system can provide communications for mobile and stationary command posts and control centers.
"The system transmits directional signals that are difficult to intercept and jam," the spokesman said.
In addition, the system can automatically track receivers even when GLONASS and GPS signals are unavailable.
As the United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation said earlier, Russian servicemen tested the high-speed military Internet during the anti-terrorist operation in Syria. The Internet has been developed by the corporation.
However, only ground tactical systems that ensure communications at a distance of several dozen kilometers were used there.
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