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AZART-2 (Russian: АЗАРТ-2), 1 is a military-grade HF/VHF/UHF two-way handheld radio, developed around 2021 by the Russian MoD in cooperation with NGO Angstrom (Ангстрем) in Moscow (Russia). Like it predecessor, AZART-P1 (R-187-P1), it is a software defined radio (SDR) that covers 27 to 520 MHz with a variety of analogue and digital waveforms, including TETRA. It was first demonstrated at a military show in 2021, and is expected to be launched in 2023 [1].

Compared to its predecessor, the R-187-P1 (AZART), the Azart-2 is 30% smaller, 30% lighter and 43% more energy efficient. In addition, the case is more ergonomic and several new features were added, including an enhanced frequency range, WiFi and navigation through the Chinese BeiDou and European Galileo satellite networks.

The keyboard will be the same, but the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) has been replaced by a high-definition one. The image on the right gives an impression of what the Azart-2 radio will eventually look like.
  
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The device is built around a 1892BA018 SCYTHIAN (СКИФ) system-on-chip (SoC) processor, originally developed for use in smart phones by Elvees in Moscow (Russia). It contains four ARM Cortex A53 64-bit cores running at 1.2 GHz each, plus a number of peripherals such as PowerVR GPU, Mali VPU, a 2-core ELcore DSP-cluster running at 600 MHz and a 2-core MIPS32F service pro­cessor. Its performance is comparable to the Apple A8 chip that was used in the iPhone 6.

  1. The Russian word АЗАРТ (AZART) means Excitement or Passion.

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Features
  • All features of the R-187-P1 (Azart), plus:
  • New case design with improved ergonomics
  • Expanded frequency range
  • Electronic compass
  • 3-axis inertial sensor
  • WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Navigation via BeiDou and Galileo
Specifications
  • Device
    Handheld military radio
  • Purpose
    Military and civil communication
  • Type
    Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Manufacturer
    NPO Angstrem, MoD Russia
  • Designator
    AZART-2
  • Family
    AZART
  • Country
    Russia
  • Year
    2023
  • Waveforms
    AM, FM, USB, LSB, TETRA, PRCH, GSM
  • Navigation
    GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, GALILEO ± 25/25/40m
  • Interface
    USB, RS485, IR, Bluetooth, WiFi
  • Frequency
    27 - 520 MHz
  • VHF spacing
    1, 6.25, 8.33, 12.5, 25 kHz
  • UHF spacing
    25, 250, 500, 1000 kHz
  • Output
    ≤ 4 W
  • Hopping
    ≤ 20,000 hops/s
  • Data rate
    ≤ 256 kb/s, typically 7.2 kb/s
  • Processor
    Elvees 1892BA018 Skif
  • Storage
    1GB
  • Range
    6 km (10 km with repeater)
References
  1. At 'Army-2021' NPO Angstrem showed a new model of portable radio station 'Azart'
    SDELANO U NAS (СДЕЛАНО У НАС) website, 18 August 2021.

  2. Angstrem announced the development of a new portable army radio station
    D-Russia.ru website, 18 August 2023

  3. Elvees, ELV-MC03-SMARC - Specifications
    Visited 13 October 2023.
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