The Israeli armed forces plan to deploy an encrypted communications device developed with Elbit Systems that can—for the first time—transfer video and photographs over encrypted frequencies in real time.
The new device is the “Elad Yarok,” and it can be used by the military over open frequencies, according to Elbit Systems.
The Elad Yarok is the first time Israeli armed forces are able to connect traditional radio transceivers to more advanced communication devices capable of delivering media, says Lt. Col. Yigal Padel, deputy commander of a training base.
The technology is progressing and the need for alternative avenues of transferring information is growing, says Padel, who adds the “fast-paced world that moves on a broad spectrum of technology and everything pertaining to moving information is essential to digitally integrated forces.”
The Israeli military said Elad Yarok’s operating features are automatic and no extra effort is needed to navigate frequencies. The device is to be deployed in April 2012, according to the military.