4 April 2015

Army Tactical Radios: The Struggle Continues

By Sandra I. Erwin

Following a decade of fits and starts trying to produce soldier-friendly wireless devices, the Army is seeking bids for two new radios in hopes of opening up the market to newcomers and compelling contractors to lower their prices.

Army officials have long predicted a surge of innovation in the tactical radio market, spurred by vigorous competition and an influx of nontraditional vendors. Yet for all the wishful thinking, the Army’s radio modernization program has yet to get off the ground.

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