Over 28,000 EPLRS
radios have been purchased to provide "on the move" networking capabilities.
Because they did not operate Stryker vehicles, the Military Police Platoon needed an existing EPLRS
to transmit and receive data to and from the network.
If a platoon leader from a Bradley unit who normally operates an EPLRS
radio tries to log onto the FBCB2 system from another vehicle that runs a sat-com radio, he will not be able to access the network because his user profile shows that his equipment is not compatible with the sat-com network.
In 1997, the EPLRS
radio design, like most defense products, was based on around 99 percent use of military components.
radio provides a robust, on-the-move, high-speed, automated data exchange using a contention-free networking architecture.
Along with email and data handling across a wireless network, this upgrade to the EPLRS
allows troops to send and receive data.
The STN is currently a closed training network composed of realistic communications links utilizing VLAN's, STT's, EPLRS
, Harris radios and Secure Wireless LAN.
There is immense competition for the EPLRS
waveform," Foley said, referring to the enhanced position location and reporting system network.
The Medium CRP payload will employ both EPLRS
and SINCGARS radios and, again, fly in conjunction with an EO/IR payload for simultaneous voice and data relay.
Phase 2B, Battlespace Communications System (Land): First Pass, of the Australian Joint Project 2072, includes provision for Raytheon to provide off-the-shelf satcom and troposcatter bios (beyond line-of-sight) systems, as well as Maingate, EPLRS
and other line-of-sight systems.
First time 2-Mbps EPLRS
capability demonstrated internationally
became a critical component of the Army's tactical signal network and could be carried on a Soldier's back, mounted in vehicles, or installed in aircraft.