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US, UK Soldiers Seek to Facilitate Communications, Network Interoperability Through Signal Exercise

ManpackRadio1Soldiers from the U.S. and U.K. army have participated in a cross training on signal systems in Bramcote, England, in an effort to build up network interoperability and communications as part of a military exercise, the Army said Wednesday.

William King writes military personnel from the U.S. Army’s 44th expeditionary signal battalion installed two line-of-sight systems and two secure internet protocol router/non-secure IPR access point satellite terminals, also known as SNAPS, in order to facilitate voice and data sharing across shared networks during the Stoney Run exercise in Bramcote.

Stoney Run is an annual signal exercise between the U.S. and British army that aims to test their network and communications systems, King wrote.

According to the report, service personnel from the British army’s 250th Gurkha signal squadron briefed U.S. soldiers on U.K.’s line-of-sight and satellite signal systems and will receive logistical support from 44th ESB as part of the signal exercise that will conclude on June 13.

Pfc. Jordan Johnson, a SNAP operator under 44th ESB, said the signal exercise between the two NATO allies will help service personnel achieve military readiness.

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