Viettel showcases latest indigenous C5ISR capabilities

Viettel Mobile Radar Systems

Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group, which is the largest telecommunications company in Vietnam and a state-owned enterprise under the Ministry of National Defense (MND), took the opportunity of the inaugural Vietnam Defense Expo 2022 from December 8-10 in Hanoi to highlight its local solutions for command, control, computer, communication, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C5ISR).

Viettel’s presence at the event is spearheaded by its subsidiary Viettel High Technology Industries Corporation (VHT), which was recently launched in May 2019 and aims to support Vietnam’s efforts to become self-sufficient in advanced military technology and secure exports.

VHT is also responsible for the development and commercialization of advanced defense electronics technologies, including artificial intelligence, big data analytics solutions, cyber defense, tactical communications and military network systems.

The company underscores its communications pedigree with a full suite of software-defined radio (SDR) systems that incorporate high-speed broadband adaptive communications technologies and deep learning and reinforcement techniques. It also strives for cognitive radio technology to ensure reliability and security in highly contested frequencies.

The company has developed several indigenous radar systems for the Vietnamese People’s Army (VPA) ground and naval forces that are being demonstrated, including early successes such as a low-altitude 2D radar that is claimed to be able to detect and locate targets up to 300 km, at an altitude below 6 km.

It also highlights newer developments such as the 3D S-Band Tactical Surveillance Radar, which adopts Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology and potentially offers higher performance and reliability than earlier systems.

VHT’s growing portfolio of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is also on display, including the tactical-grade UAV-03 and the latest vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing UAV-6h, which boasts a flight endurance of up to five hours and a maximum range of 70 km.

by Jr Ng

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