Army tests Manpack radio-MUOS satellite connection

The AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack radio has successfully demonstrated voice and data communications with Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites.

"The demonstration was part of an Army-conducted customer test with the AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack radio running terrestrial waveforms—the Soldier Radio Waveform and the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System waveform—simultaneously with the MUOS waveform," said the announcement by General Dynamics, which makes the AN/PRC-155. "The demonstration, paired with Navy MUOS operational tests, will help determine if the MUOS waveform is ready for operational use across the services."

"As part of the Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) family, the PRC-155 Manpack is the only Army-fielded radio available to the U.S. today," said Mike DiBiase, a vice president at General Dynamics Mission Systems. "These radios connect the new MUOS network, bridging lower-tier tactical networks like the soldier radio waveform and SINCGARS radios to the big Army network, reaching back to Army personnel located in the most austere locations."

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