Tactical communication technologies have come a long way, from running cables in the field to maintaining situational awareness while conveying commands. In this age of network-centric conflict, IT infrastructure has travelled all the way to mobile command posts at the edge of the battlefield.
Military modernization continues relentlessly. An increase in military spending is driving procurement of advanced wireless communications systems across land, air, and maritime platforms. The global tactical communications market is set to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16% over the 2019-2025 period to reach US$18.53 billion.1
Increasing mobility, such as with small, lightweight military handheld radios, is a key growth trend in this market, and is challenging engineers with the critical requirements related to smaller size, lighter weight, and higher power.