MINSK, 24 October (BelTA) – Belarusian signal troops use only Belarusian communication solutions. Chief Signal Officer of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Chief of the Signal Office of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Major-General Oleg Mishchenko made the statement on the air of the TV channel Belarus One, BelTA has learned.
Belarusian military signal specialists celebrated their professional holiday the other day.
According to Oleg Mishchenko, they have managed to radically change the approach to the equipping of signal troops since Belarus became independent. A program on equipping army units with devices of Belarusian make has been implemented thanks to the relevant presidential decree. “Today we can say with pride that we use only equipment of Belarusian make ranging from portable stations to most serious communication systems,” Oleg Mishchenko said.
The officer mentioned what technologies Belarusian signal troops use. “First of all, we are interested in timely, authentic, and secure communications. We place these criteria first as we start developing any product on the basis of cutting-edge scientific technologies and achievements. We carry out a serious set of R&D works before we formulate the task for making a certain product. We don't start batch production without scientific substantiation. The production of a prototype comes next. Then the prototype gets tested, gets used during all kinds of exercises and other events. We try to stress the prototype at and beyond its capacity. And only then we greenlight batch production,” Oleg Mishchenko remarked.
“Certainly, there is also the principle of reasonable sufficiency. We don't need superfast speeds. We need enough speed to properly control weapons and carry out technical tasks and programmatic and computing tasks. No doubt, there is also a certain safety margin. All of it is definitely taken into account,” Oleg Mishchenko added.