The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) have introduced their latest software-defined radio (SDR) to cap off the development of the Army Battlefield Internet (ABI).
Both were officially commissioned on 3 March at the 50th anniversary celebration of the SAF Signal Formation.
The ABI is part of the Wide Area Communications (WAC) system introduced in 2013, but data communications was hitherto limited to between headquarters elements. But now the ABI, enhanced with SDRs, will enable ground troops to send voice and data messages over a 21.6kbps bandwidth to headquarters.
Based on the Thales Flexnet PR4G F @ stnet compact vehicular wideband VHF / UHF radio, the new SDR