Software Defined Radio (SDR) for Indian Army under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan

Communication is vital and critical to all military operations. Combat Net Radio (CNR) is the mainstay of communications for the Indian Army on the battlefield.

To equip soldiers with the benefits of technology and prepare it to fight the war in the Net-Centric battlefield, current radio stations must soon be replaced by locally developed software-defined radio (SDR), which have improved transmission capability data, improved voice clarity and accuracy of data transmission in a spectrally noisy environment, supports multiple waveforms, greater system security and better communication viability in clear and secure mode to meet the operational requirements of Indian army.

The Indian Army is in the process of rebuilding its communications systems by procuring the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Manpack SDR under the Make-II category.

The development of the UHF Manpack SDR under Make-II will change the game of the Indian Army. This is in line with the government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat policy, which will lead to self-reliance in modern communication systems.