U.S. company Raytheon was contracted by the Army for its Enhanced Position Location Reporting System Extended Frequency radio technologies. Under the $12.5 million deal, Raytheon will deliver its EPLRS-XF systems, designed to support communication in congested combat situations.
Officials said the EPLRS-XF radios provide soldiers with a communications system that is interoperable with Internet protocol-based technology and that has extended radio-frequency range, among other next-generation capabilities.
"The EPLRS-XF radio gives the war fighter high-speed, on-the-move video and data exchange capabilities for a broad range of applications," Jerry Powlen, Raytheon Network Centric Systems Integrated Communications Systems vice president, said in a statement.
"We continue to evolve EPLRS and our networked communications capabilities to deliver the most advanced solutions to our troops."