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US Army manpacks lift off

20th August 2015 - 15:58 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


The full Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Manpack section of the US Army’s Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) was released in August.

This follows a draft RFP that was released in April and it has some alterations to the requirements for industry to watch out for when participating in this competition.

The Manpack is the Army’s first two-channel, software-defined radio capable of supporting advanced and current force waveforms. The RFP opens the door for more vendors to bid for the Manpack programme.

To date the Army has purchased more than 5,300 Manpack Radios under low rate initial

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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