TÜBİTAK Bilgem; Technology Center of Turkey

TAHSIS – TÜBİTAK’s Tactical Field Communication Systems

Date: Issue 51 - March 2014

Command and control of elements participating tactical field operations from strategic fields and gathering position feedbacks of those, have been highly essential in operational planning. After World War II, communication became highly important issue because of war elements which have advance maneuverability and widely expanded engagement area. The communication between elements which are able to move to different locations within short time period thanks to their high maneuverabilityhas been a significant problem for combat forces since those days.  

For the purpose of addressing these needs, several concepts had been developed, especially during Iraq War; those solutions were employed in the field. Within that period,eventhough, several capabilities were gained such as communication over satellite, microwave, short wave and classic VHF/UHF radio communication, some problemsin the field showed up. Possible ways of communication are decided on, according to the positions of elements present in combat zone. In addition, totally different communication solutions would be required considering the next positions of those elements. For this reasons, destroyers are equipped with several communication capabilities such as satellite, HF, VHF/UHF.