“The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory is developing radios and communication systems to speed the flow of information — both voice and data — between ground forces and commands.
Emerging technologies will allow combat commanders to instantly relay decisions about operations, intelligence and logistics, according to Warfighting Lab officials.
Members of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, and Combat Logistics Battalion 6 tested the equipment July 30 during the Enhanced Marine Air-Ground Task Force Operations Limited Objective Experiment 2.2, at Fort Pickett, Va.
One of the featured devices is a tactical handheld radio, the TrellisWare-230 CheetahNet-II, which creates a multi-channel communication network the instant a Marine turns it on. Each radio within the network acts as a signal repeater and expands the range for sending and receiving data.”