South Africa: SA Army Signal Formation, under the command of Brigadier General U.J. Jama as the primary custodian for Project RADIATE, was awarded the opportunity to host and accommodate training for the Final Operational Test and Evaluation of RADIATE System, which is currently on the final phase before rolling out to Services and Division.
Project RADIATE is a family of new-generation Combat Net Radios with associated equipment & management software and is designed to meet all Command, Control and Communications requirements.
The event that was held on the 9th of June 2023 resulted from the successful training of Army, Navy and Air Force personnel and the execution of the Final Operational Test and Evaluation.
All the equipment was operated by the SA National Defence Force members, with the Project RADIATE Team members from Armscor and Reutech Communications providing technical support.
The ceremony was blessed to have Director Common Weapons Acquisition, Brigadier General K.J. Mohloane, who, in her speech, mentioned her excitement that Project RADIATE is finally at its final phase of the rolling out.
Brigadier General K.J. Mohloane further indicated that during the Final Operational Test and Evaluation, the end users had an opportunity to test the system against user requirements. The Final Operational Training and Evaluation were performed by end users (Services and Divisions with the contractor and the Project Team in support).
Brigadier General K.J. Mohloane congratulated all members who participated in the final phase of the Final Operational Test and Evaluation together with members who were part of the planning.
She concluded by passing words of appreciation to General Officer Commanding South African Army Signal Formation in absentia for affording an opportunity to utilise 1 Signal Regiment personnel and facilities to participate in Project RADIATE training, Officer Commanding 1 Signal Regiment for being able to host the training throughout the process of Final Operational Test and Evaluation and the Project Team Armscor and Reutech Communications for ensuring training is successfully conducted.