The US Army has awarded Persistent Systems a network modernisation contract to deliver MPU5 networked radios, the company announced on 2 April.
The contract, awarded on behalf of the US Army Network Cross-Functional Team (N-CFT) in co-ordination with Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) and PM Tactical Radio (PM-TR), will consist of a one-year long evaluation of Persistent’s MPU5 networked radio, which uses Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technology.
The MPU5 system is designed to provide a scalable, flat, Layer 2 secure network to soldiers in the field. The radio offers data, video, and voice functions as well as a fully integrated Android computer system.
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