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US SOCOM manpack delay continues

16th November 2016 - 13:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


Plans to procure an on-the-move satellite communications capability for US Special Forces have been pushed back.

The Request for Proposal for the Next-Generation Man Pack (NGMP) programme run by US Special Operations Command (US SOCOM), due in August, has not yet been released.

A draft RFP was published in June, which outlined expectations to replace legacy AN/PRC-117F, AN/PRC-117G, and AN/PRC-150 communications systems. The contract is expected to comprise a six-year contract worth a minimum of $290million with a total requirement for up to 6,000 NGMP systems.

Joe Adams, SOCOM business director at Harris, told Shephard that the

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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