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It comprises (1) tactical communications among operating afloat units aggregated around a battle group, (2) long-haul communications between shore-based forward naval communications stations (NAVCOMSTA) and forward-deployed afloat units, and (3) strategic communication connecting NAVCOMSTAs with the national command authorities.
(43) Long-haul communications between the shore-based NAVCOMSTAs and forward-deployed afloat units are normally conducted in distances ranging from 750 to 11,000 km using both HF and UHF radio links as well as UHF and super high frequency satellite communications (SHF SATCOM).