Tarih: Issue 37 - November 2012

For the survivability of current tactical operations, intense, high-speed and real time digital data transfer between various receivers in tactical areas, weapon systems, computers and command centers has become a compulsory situation. New military doctrines based on mobility, flexibility and extensibility require that these data transfers take place while tactical elements are on the move. For this reason, the requirements for increased communication speed in tactical areas, reliability, security, flexibility, high survivability, changing technology requirements and the requirements of communication services that are offered has brought forth the need for the development of a Tactical Area Communications System. In line with these needs, work commenced on a first generation TASMUS System within Aselsan in the 1990s with the support and under the direction of the Turkish Armed Forces. In 1996 the first contract was signed and starting in 2000 deliveries as parts continued until 2005 to various regions of Turkey. These delivered systems are being utilized in a very intense and productive manner by a wide level of units from the army to the battalion attached to the Land Forces Command.

The TASMUS-G System came into being in line with new technological developments and included in the Turkish Armed Forces’ inventory in 2010 after the redesign of the first generation TASMUS System developed by Aselsan and realized for the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces in the year 2000. The System, with its Network-Centric Warfare concept compatibility, its powerful IP infrastructure and with its architecture open to new developments provides an integrated solution that can completely answer all communication requirements needed in the tactical area. From the point of users, the data speed capacity has increased approximately 8 to 10 times more than the first generation TASMUS. In order to use more effectively the Command and Control Systems, significant improvements and additions were made and features relating to security were developed compatible to new criteria.