Sergeant Richard Mabbut says while the technology may be cutting edge, techniques like encryption are as old as warfare itself: "Encryption is nothing new, it goes all the way back to Roman times and before then even.
"Now if you fast forward to pre-World War Two, and throughout World War Two, probably the most famous encryption device is the Enigma machine."
"When the students leave here a lot of that will be useful if they end up working with Typhoons or the F-35 because there’s a lot of encryption built into both of those.
Senior Aircraftsman Al Field agreed, telling Forces News that "without the comms there could be no movement for any aircraft or any land units":
"If we don’t have the communications, we can’t tell the UK what we’re doing."