Advanced radio systems to give advantage on the battlefield

Front line soldiers will soon benefit from a new wave of advanced radio systems.

More than 1,300 modern Multi-Mode Radios (MMR) radios will be delivered to the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force through a £90 million programme with the first tranche in service by the end of the year.

Their introduction into the MOD’s tactical networks will create skilled jobs in the UK and provides increased interoperability with key allies and boosts the communications capabilities of our deployed forces.

Highly portable and equipped with powerful batteries, they can be operated either by dismounted soldiers or mounted on vehicles.

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of the next generation of the multi-mode radio capability. COLONEL MORTIMORE,
LAND ENVIRONMENT TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The highly capable radios feature a range of technical advances and upgrades allowing them to work across a range of security classifications.

Land Environment Tactical Communications and Information Systems Programme Manager, Colonel Lizzie Mortimore, said: “We are very pleased to announce the arrival of the next generation of the multi-mode radio capability.

“It will offer significant enhancement to the war fighter across all three services by delivering world-leading command and communications capability to the front line.”

Keith Norton, Vice President and Managing Director of contractor L3Harris Communications Systems UK said: “As lead user for this capability for Defence, the British Army has worked with Defence Digital to procure new MMR radios to add capability to deployed forces.

“These will enable land forces to easily communicate and interoperate with NATO and US allies as well providing a solution that can be easily tailored for each deployment.”