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MILCOM 2011: USMC pushes ahead with HADR capabilities

10th November 2011 - 15:26 GMT | by Andrew White in Baltimore, US

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The US Marine Corps (USMC) is planning to extend its communications capabilities for expeditionary operations after being designated lead service by the Department of Defense (DoD) for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR).

Earlier in the week, the USMC confirmed a deal to procure Lockheed Martin's MONAX tactical smartphone solution for HADR exercises. However, it has emerged that the USMC Air Ground Task Force is looking to extend this capability still further with an exercise in Hawaii during November designed to integrate L-3 Linkabit's Network Centric Waveform Expeditionary Terminal or NCW-1200(E).

According to defence sources, the exercise will run between

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