The SpearNet systems atransfer voice, data and video through an ad hoc network system.
Existing users will perform upgrades through a software download starting in late September.
Exelis said the new system moves data at a rate two-to eight-times faster than other models.
The McLean, Va.-based firm added that SpearNet’s developers have also added a roaming feature to provide connectivity in the event of a network failure.
The radios also have built-in military characteristics such as jamming resistance such as encryption.