Updated 00:07 a.m. Moscow time.
MOSCOW, October 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russia has started working on a new-generation radio communication system, Maj. Gen. Khalil Arslanov, the chief of the Main Communications Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces, said.
"Development work has started on the creation of a new-generation radio communication complex, which will be unique in its technical features and will significantly outperform all other systems of the type, created by the governments of other world nations," Arslanov told journalists.
"In the near future, military servicemen and local departments will be provided with new-generation digital portable radio communication devices," Arslanov added.
According to the Maj. Gen., the devices have already been successfully used by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and have been proved highly effective during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Russia's new-generation radio systems use the Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology, which helps create coded communication channels, protected from technical interferences and intelligence hacks.
On Monday, Russia marks 95 years since the country's signal corps (Russian Signal Troops) were formed.