The AN/PRC-155 Manpack tactical networking radio will be part of the U.S. Army’s Capability Set (CS) communications package.
CS 14 is an integrated package of radios, satellite systems, software applications, smartphone-like devices and other network components. Units scheduled to receive CS 14 include elements of the 101st Air Assault Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.
The two-channel, 14-pound AN/PRC-155, which is manufactured by General Dynamics and Rockwell Collins, will connect users to the Soldier's Network, which includes command capabilities such as Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T). The device can be mounted on vehicles or carried by dismounted troops.
“The radio is a priority component of the Army’s network modernization plan, and essential to CS 14," said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems, in a company news release. “Soldiers and commanders serving in Afghanistan, Africa, Korea or other tactical locations now have a secure mobile, broadband communications network with mission command on-the-move so wherever they go, the network is right there, just like the network supporting a civilian’s smartphone.”