Russia’s Orbit Group to Receive 9 Advanced Military Satellites
Russia will add nine advanced communications satellites with increased bandwidth and data transfer speed to its orbit group by 2020. This was announced by Maj. Gen. Khalil Arslanov, Chief of the Main Communications Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces.
“By 2020, the orbit group of military communications satellites will be supplemented with nine modern satellites. Additional satellites will allow the Russian military to quadruple communications traffic and increase average data transfer speed to 8 Mbit/sec,” Mr. Arslanov stated.
“Double-purpose satellite transmission facilities are widely used along with military satellite communications systems so as to meet the need of the Russian Armed Forces in modern multimedia communications services, such as video conferencing, IP telephony, Internet access, including in the Arctic zone,” Mr. Arslanov concluded.