Caption: Thales' AN/PRC-148 MBITR
is used extensively by the US armed forces.
The radio is not authorized for use and should be replaced with the MBITR
, which is compatible with all FM radios.
gives you seven battery choices in addition to the Thales supplied battery, NSN 614001-487-1153, that comes with the radio.
is a ruggedized, handheld, waterproof radio for units as small as a four-man fire team.
In order to run the mortar sections effectively, we determined how many bore sights, mortar FDC computers, plotting boards, Advanced System Improvement Program (ASIP) radios, aiming circles, additional mortar sights, base plates, and Multiband Inter/ Intra Team Radio (MBITR
) radios we would need.
Okay, all AN/PRC-148 MBITR
or JTRS enhanced MBITR
(JEM) users, let's get straight on which rechargeable batteries you can use and which ones you can't.
Other radios may be incorporated in the future, such as the MBITR
, the PRC-117F or L-band and Iridium satellite systems.
While it retains the waveforms of the legacy VHF/UHF AN/PRC-148 JEM (JTRS Enhanced MBITR
), notably Sincgars and the Havequick-T/II UHF frequency-hopping protection protocol, it adds a second wideband channel which enables data and video reception and transmission.
The most reliable and battery smart piece of equipment was the PRC-148 Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio (MBITR
* J-6686/U, NSN 5940-01-517-3990, powers the MBITR
The 146th ESB Black Key Remote Distribution Program has also been used to successfully support users of MBITR
handheld radios for QRF teams on out-sites by combining the PJC initialization key and COMSEC radio key then sending these keys to remote users on the SIPRNet.
The contractor, Thales Communications, is adapting SOCOM's multi-band intra-team military radio, known as MBITR
, to make it SCA-compliant.