FORT POLK, La. — The U.S. Army is poised to send the first wave of soldiers to Afghanistan with a suite of new communications gear designed to boost mobile connectivity on the battlefield.
More than 1,600 soldiers with the 4th Brigade, 10th Infantry Division, will be the first to use the set of smartphone-compatible radios, networking systems and software in the combat zone. The troops are receiving accelerated training with the technology at Fort Polk, Louisiana, in preparation of their upcoming deployment, said Paul Mehney, a spokesman for the service.
Military .com is traveling to the installation, located about 130 miles south of Shreveport, on March 24 [TODAY] to spend a day with the soldiers as they get acclimated to the new equipment, which includes products made by General Dynamics Corp. and Harris Corp. Read more: http://defensetech.org/2013/03/23/10th-mountain-trains-to-deploy-with-smartphone-compatible-radios/#ixzz2OPc3Ayc5