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Thanks to #MUOS, #military personnel will eventually exchange critical information via #satellite: @GDC4Systems

Thanks to #MUOS, #military personnel will eventually exchange critical information via #satellite: @GDC4Systems

Using the same cell-phone technology that powers commercial smartphones, the PRC-155 Manpack has demonstrated the capability to communicate with the MUOS space-ground network. Using the same technology that powers consumer smartphones, military and government personnel should eventually be able to make secure calls and exchange critical information via satellite. Among the efforts driving these capabilities forward is the US Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). This narrowband tactical satellite-communications system is designed to significantly improve ground communications for US forces on the move. In a recent test, a military radio communicated with the MUOS space-ground network for the first time. At the heart of this MUOS end-to-end system test were two AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios from General Dynamics C4 Systems (see photo) . Using the final version of the MUOS...

Full article: http://mwrf.com/systems/manpack-radio-calls-orbit-muos-sa...

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