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Elbit’s Mercury Radio System achieves UK FOC

5th January 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Elbit Systems’ Mercury Radio System has achieved full operational capability (FOC) and is now in service with the UK's Army Cadet Force (ACF), the company announced on 3 January.

Elbit Systems, in partnership with Drumgrange, delivered more than 3,000 PRC-710 VHF radios and amplifier sets and 150 PRC-720 HF man-pack radios along with battery charging and ancillary equipment to enable practical field-craft and signals training and a command and control capability.

Elbit Systems Land and C4I Division manufactured and supplied the PRC-710 VHF handheld radio, including PRC-715 amplifiers, and the PRC-720 MICOM Pathfinder HF radios.

Martin Fausset, CEO at Elbit Systems UK, said: ‘We are delighted to become a new radio supplier to the UK MoD providing a valuable capability for the UK Army Cadet Force and future users.’

George Howe, managing director of Drumgrange, said: ‘Alongside Elbit Systems, we are pleased to be able to provide the ACF with a new and cutting-edge equipment and communications solution that will not only allow them to train effectively but also provide a key safety communications network for support on exercises and other activities.’

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