October 22, 2021-
Thales has been awarded its first Full Rate Production and the fourth delivery order from the U.S. Army to provide the AN/PRC-148D Improved Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio (IMBITR). Under the Army Leader Radio program and in support of Capability Set fielding’s into the Integrated Tactical Network (ITN), this latest award brings total IMBITR radio orders to more than 10,400.
As a critical component to the Army’s unified network strategy, the Thales IMBITR system provides advanced networking capabilities to the tactical edge allowing Warfighters increased flexibility in multi-domain operations and increased flexibility and ensuring a modern, highly resilient tactical network.
Under this award and in partnership with the U.S. Army, Thales is further delivering the latest WREN-TSM, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking (MANET) waveform, while simultaneously delivering critical narrowband, tactical line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight communications capabilities. Together, these capabilities provide assured, simultaneous networked voice, data and video communications for improved situational awareness and real-time decision-making.
Currently, 6,400 IMBITR radios are operationally deployed and highly successful, supporting Army Security Force Assistance Brigades and Infantry Brigade Combat Team/Stryker Brigade Combat Teams.
“Thales is pleased to be a continued key contributor to the Army’s Leader Radio Program and the first to field the WREN-TSM in support of the Integrated Tactical Network. With the new Thales AN/PRC-148D IMBITR radio, Soldiers will experience continued benefits from a decisive tactical advantage that comes with using the most capable radio on the market,” said Mike Sheehan, CEO, Thales Defense & Security, Inc.
Source : Thales
Publish date: June 2021 - Pages: 262