Company is moving ahead with deliveries of new tactical radios to Korean Army
Insopack have told MONS that it plans to commence deliveries of its ACRO-V handheld tactical radio to the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) in 2018.
The Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radio, which transmits across frequencies of 400 megahertz, is intended to equip squad commanders with a lightweight small-sized tactical radio which is equipped with a large screen which can display Blue Force Tracking (BFT) information. The company revealed to MONS that the ACRO-V will replace the firm’s legacy ACRO-P UHF handheld radio which currently equips ROKA squad commanders.
The ACRO-V will connect to the company’s ACRO-S Personal Role Radio (PRR) which is currently equipping ROKA squad members. This UHF radio transmits position data to the ACRO-V to populate its BFT system. The company’s official literature states that the ACRO-S offers a Line-of-Sight (LOS) range of circa 1.5 kilometres (0.9 miles) to seven kilometres (4.4 miles), extendable by three to 15 hops, and can handle data rates of up to 250 kilobits-per-second (kbps). LOS Ranges of between nine kilometres (5.6 miles) to twelve kilometres (7.5 miles) are achievable with the ACRO-V with this range being extendable by three hops.
Dr. Thomas Withington