The armed forces of Russia will soon move to the sixth-generation radio system. On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, said Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Valery Gerasimov. According to him, the troops also works on modernization of the automated control systems at the tactical, operational, operational and strategic levels.
"In the last decade, insufficient attention was paid to the automated systems of communication and control. We are now in service with the radio station of the fifth generation, but the industry has created a fundamentally new sixth-generation radio systems. We carry out the transition to digital, it’s all being introduced to the troops " — Gerasimov said, adding that the new system will be first used in military exercises "Center-2011".
In December 2010, the Chief of the General Staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov said that in 2011, should be completed transition of Russian troops in the new digital communications system. The transition to a new standard of communication will ensure the secure exchange of information between all species and genera of the Armed Forces of Russia. Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Defence of Russia spends up to 18 percent of the military budget for the creation of a digital control system and communication.
Digital control system of the armed forces are the basis of projects to create new model army in the world. For example, in the United States created a computerized system C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). In Israel, a program "Digital army." In mid-September in India has earned a new digital information network that will eventually unite all units in the country.