Army orders more Rifleman Radios to boost tactical comms

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $53.9 million order from the Army to furnish an additional 13,000 Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) AN/PRC-154 Rifleman radios and accessory kits, company officials said Aug. 14. The order, which is the second for the Rifleman Radios, raises the  number ordered to more than 19,000.

The JTRS HMS PRC-154 Rifleman and two-channel AN/PRC-155 Manpack networking radios will be included in the Army’s Capability Set 13, which is to be delivered to Infantry Brigade Combat Teams beginning in October 2012.

The capability set gives soldiers a package of network components, associated equipment and software that they can use to conduct networked voice and data communications at the tactical edge of the battlefield.

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