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SECURE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FOR A SECURE WORLD: CONNECTING TOGETHER WITH DIFFERENT ENCRYPTION KEYS

Posted by Base Camp Connect on May 8, 2019

 

Ensuring secure voice, data and radio communications between NATO allies in a common theatre of operation can be a difficult, even impossible task in forward operations. As encryption codes are secret, country-specific and are not shared, collaborating without risking eavesdropping from unwanted entities is a real threat.

NATO has 29 member nations, and each has circumstances that change from year to year. Geopolitical shifts can mean that a ‘friendly’ country cannot be considered as such permanently. For this reason, sharing encryption keys carries its weight of potential future risks, and understandably, countries want to maintain their independence as much as possible.

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Topics: radio communication, radio, radio interoperability, radio gateway, Tactical Communications, Radio interoperability gateway, interoperability issues, Military

Radio communications are great ! until they fail ...

Posted by Timothy Riecker, CEDP on June 14, 2016

Push-to-talk.  A responder’s favorite button.  With it, responders can communicate tactics, convey safety messages, and request resources.  But what happens when you push that button and no one can hear you – or you can’t hear them? 

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Topics: radio communication, radio

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