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Elbit’s Mercury Radio System achieves UK FOC

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


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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