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Spy radio sets from the former Yugoslav Republic

During the Cold War, Yugoslavia was a communist state, but was never part of the Warsaw Pact (Soviet Union and allied states) [1]. Although the country was commonly considered te be behind the Iron Curtain [2], it was an independent country and was able to obtain supplies and materials from all sides, i.e. from the USSR, the USA, Europe and last but not least from Yugoslavia itself.

Over the years, Yugoslavia had built up an impressive electronics industry, with companies like Rudi Čajavec in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Electronic Industry (EI) in Niš (Serbia) and Institut za Elektroniku Telekomunikacije i Automatiku (IETA, now: RIZ) 1 in Zagreb (Croatia).

A series of Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001) [3] resulted in the dissolution of the Yugoslav Republic and eventually led to the independence of the individual republics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia. As a result, much of the existing industry had to be restructured or was forced to close its doors, but some have survived to this day.

  1. Institute for Electronics, Telecommunications and Automation. This company also built the Collins PRC-515 and many other radios under licence of the original manufactuers, and still exists today as Radio Industry Zegreb (RIZ).

Yugoslav spy radio sets on this website
Single-piece version of the RTP-8/SSB spy radio set
Three-piece version of the RTP-8/SSB spy radio set
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Yugoslav encryption devices
  1. Wikipedia, Warsaw Pact
    Retrieved April 2015.

  2. Wikipedia, Iron Curtain
    Retrieved April 2015.

  3. Wikipedia, Yugoslav Wars
    Retrieved April 2015.
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