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Integrated Tactical Network Radios to be Rolled Out to 101st Airborne Division

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Integrated Tactical Network Radios to be Rolled Out to 101st Airborne Division

The U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division will receive integrated tactical network advanced radios as part of Capability Set 23, enhancing their data sharing, situational awareness and anti-jamming capabilities.

According to Army officials, the ITN radios will be handed to soldiers in the coming months, and the rollout will be finished by the end of 2024. The distribution follows testing efforts by the 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

The radios are handled by the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical, C4ISRNET reported.

According to the PEO-C3T, the ITN upgrade provides a simplified, independent and mobile network solution that integrates the Army’s communications requirements with commercial off-the-shelf products. The ITN suite includes line-of-sight software-defined tactical radios, voice and data gateways, tactical cross-domain solutions, satellite terminals, antennas and other communications technologies that can support current and future needs.

Maj. Gen. Anthony Potts, the lead official of PEO-C3T and a speaker at the Potomac Officers Club’s 5th Annual Army Forum in 2020, said the Capability Set initiative is a process that ensures that warfighters would receive the best equipment to support their missions. Potts was at Fort Campbell in March to observe the ITN radio trial.

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