TITLE

New Communication System Will Link Marines Ashore to Sea Base

AUTHOR(S)
Burgess, Richard R.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Sea Power;Sep2004, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about a new communication system that will link American marines ashore to sea base. The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, developed a new portable, over-the-horizon communications system that is being tested by Marine units in Iraq to assess its link between command centers, fire-support commanders and tactical units ashore during operations. The Expeditionary Tactical Communications System (ETCS) is a voice and data link between tactical units and their combat commanders. The ETCS is a 1.5-pound handset integrated with a Global Positioning System receiver and a group radio controller to manage voice and data traffic.
ACCESSION #
14400493

 

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