The U.S. Marine Corps has reached the final stage in theÂ development of a new hardware technology that aims to deliverÂ communications security and availability across multiple platforms.
The Marine Corps Systems CommandÂ will continue its work on theÂ Secure Communications ControllerÂ to supportÂ communications betweenÂ U.S. and foreignÂ military partners as well as between emergency personnelÂ and first responders, the MarinesÂ said Thursday.
“Previously, marines were limited in their ability to communicate between disparate communications systems,” said Basil Moncrief of MCSC’sÂ Marine Air-Ground Task Force Command, Control and Communications program office.
The report said the Marines developed SCC as part of the Small Business Innovation Research program.
The 15-pound SCC is capable of connecting with tactical radios,Â cellular networks, land mobile radios and VoIP and hasÂ previously been tested duringÂ theÂ Ssang Yong exercise in South Korea in 2014.
According to the Marines, SCC will undergo capabilities tests at the 2016Â Ssang Yong exercise.