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US Marine Corps tunes into narrowband network

13th June 2019 - 10:01 GMT | by Kate Martyr in London

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The USMC  has now begun rolling out its next-generation narrowband SATCOM system to replace its legacy SATCOM networks.

Thousands of antenna kits for the AN/PRC-117G radio system and hundreds of diplexers are being fitted to vehicles to provide access to the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite waveform now being deployed across the USMC.

Fielding of the MUOS system, which can be accessed via a mobile telephone-type application, took place in Q1 FY 2019.

According to manufacturers Lockheed Martin, MUOS will provide 16-times the capacity of the legacy system it will eventually replace. 

This should increase access to voice and

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