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Marines to Use Lockheed Smartphone Network for Disaster Relief Exercises

Marines to Use Lockheed Smartphone Network for Disaster Relief Exercises - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe U.S. Marine Corps will soon beginning using a Lockheed Martin-developed tactical smartphone network to support the service branch’s disaster relief mission exercises and humanitarian assistance.

The Marine Corps Forces Pacific Experimentation Center has acquired the MONAX system, a portable private 4G network that provides voice, data and video services through commercial smartphone technologies.

The network connects off-the-shelf smartphones to a cellular base station infrastructure enabling users to securely send and receive data rich information to its users. The network uses a secure radio frequency link to protect communications through strong encryption.

“We are proud to help the Marine Corps support this critical mission,“ said Sam Guthrie, MONAX program director for Lockheed. “MONAX is a unique offering that provides an affordable, portable network for a wide range of military, civil and humanitarian missions.“

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Written by Ross Wilkers

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