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New FM combat radio for the U.S. Army

New FM combat radio for the U.S. Army



a new family of light dependable combat radios for the soldier of the future has been developed by Signal Corps engineers smallest in the series is the revolutionary helmet radio which provides dependable short range communications between squad members for special closely coordinated maneuvers another version under development the versatile belt radio uses the same compact circuit as the helmet radio a new pack set designed for the infantryman has twice the capability of its predecessor for extended range from three to five miles the new backpack radio is to replace an earlier model two times its size all these sets can maintain reliable communications with each other and with the new multipurpose vehicular radio this set does the work of six earlier radios each twice its size in the new family of combat radios army aviation has not been overlooked a new aircraft radio with a range of more than 25 miles has been developed all of these new field radios feature the latest circuit techniques and are designed for the utmost and easy maintenance


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