First unit readies for Afghanistan with new network
Photo Credit: SSG Kulani Lakanaria, C230 IN
Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, train using Capability Set 13 at Fort Polk, La., March 2, 2013. Once deployed, CS 13 will allow the 10th Mountain units to utilize advanced satellite-based systems -- augmented by data radios, handheld devices and the latest mission command software -- to transmit voice/chat communications and situational awareness data throughout the BCT. That capability will be critical as U.S. troops work closely with the Afghan forces, take down fixed infrastructure and become increasingly mobile and dispersed in their operations.
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