Raytheon has been awarded an initial $14m contract through the US government to supply 650 Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) networked data radios to the Department of National Defence of Canada.
‘With EPLRS, military forces can leverage extensive on-the-move networking capabilities for enhancing situational awareness and command and control capabilities when supporting joint missions with U.S. forces,’ said Jerry Powlen, vice president, Network Centric Systems’ Integrated Communications Systems.
With more than 16,000 radios currently fielded across all four US armed services, EPLRS is said to provide the largest integrated tactical data network for today’s mobile fighting forces.
Raytheon says the Canadian version of EPLRS is fully interoperable with US systems. It also offers extended networking capabilities from a wider range of frequency channels, providing additional situational awareness to soldiers.