Army to outfit combat teams with networking radios

The Army is expanding its efforts to field networking waveform radios for its brigade combat modernization teams through the award of a $66 million contract to outfit eight teams with AN/PRC-117G radios, Army officials said Nov. 4.

The award, made to Harris, is in keeping with Army directives to field the radios to the infantry teams by first quarter of fiscal 2013, officials with the Army’s Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications–Tactical said.

The deployment of the radios will give dismounted soldiers the ability to relay information from the battlefield to the command post in real time, the Army officials said.

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