Two units within the U.S. Army‘s 10th Mountain Division are the first units to receive upgrades to its mobile communications infrastructure through Capability Set 13, the Army announced Monday.
The 3rd and 4th Brigade Combat Teams started training on the new equipment Oct. 1, according to the release.
Soldiers in the BCT units have first-hand knowledge of what the new equipment can do in locations such as Afghanistan, said Army Col. Walter Piatt, deputy commanding general for support of the 10th Mountain Division.
Before the division received the CS 13 upgrade, the Army evaluated the new equipment as part of a network integration evaluation series at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
The Army said its goal of future communications programs is to provide an integrated package for an entire BCT formation, connecting the static tactical operations center, a mobile commander and a dismounted soldier.