Description: The article analyzes the shortcomings of the existing domestic means of radio relay communications, which are one of the most important components of the transport network of the military communication system. The aim of the article is to formulate ways to improve mobile digital microwave relay stations. An analysis of radio relay stations, which are currently in service in Ukraine, is carried out. It is shown that the problem of the development of military systems of digital radio relay communication must be solved in a complex manner. The variants of constructing mobile combined radio systems of the microwave range are presented on the example of a digital troposcatter-radiorelay station. These combined communication stations have a common control and monitoring system, a power supply system, and depending on the requirements of the customer, they may have a common transmission path and a common frequency formation system. The directions of carrying out experimental-design project for improving military means of radio relay communication are formulated in three main areas: modernization of existing radio relay stations; development of combined microwave radio systems; creation of a set of means for multi-directional digital radio relay communication (point-to-multipoint).
Keywords: military means of radio relay communication, mobile digital troposcatter-radiorelay station, transport communication network