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AUSA 2014: Ultra radio show

13th October 2014 - 18:30 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Washington D.C.

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Ultra Electronics has displayed for the first time its dual channel Orion X505-G radio at AUSA in Washington DC and revealed details of the radio’s laboratory trials.

The new radio is a lightweight compact version of its GRC-245C mesh radio system and is designed for vehicle and small command post operation. It measures 9cm x 19cm x 23cm and weighs about 4.5kg.

The GRC-245C radio is undergoing a proof of concept evaluation with the US Army’s 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) with 30 radios deployed. A company official said Ultra Electronics was confident of eventually being asked to provide these

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