Codan has told MONS that it expects to complete deliveries of “a few hundred” of its SENTRY-H high frequency (three megahertz/MHz to 30MHz) radios to two undisclosed African nations by the end of the year. The countries are believed to be located in North and Central Africa. Moreover, these countries are known to be existing users of Codan transceivers, having deployed other examples of the company’s radios for peacekeeping in the past.
The company continued that both nations will use the standard factory waveforms and encryption supplied as standard by Codan for these radios. In turn, they will be used to bolster these nations’ respective national military communications networks. The SENTRY-H can be used as a manpack, vehicular or fixed base station radio, with the radios in this instance expected to be deployed at the platoon or company levels in a vehicle-mounted capacity to provide over-the-horizon communications. It is expected that Codan’s customers will use these transceivers for voice and written text messaging. Typically, these transceivers provide data rates of up to 19.2 kilobits-per-second.