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Army equips first unit with inflatable satellite communications:During initial entry missions, the Global Response Force is called to rapidly deploy and jump into potentially dangerous situations, and being armed with agile resilient network communications is critical to operational success. In support of these and other tactical edge missions, the Army equipped its first unit — the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division — with the new inflatable satellite communications system known as Transportable Tactical Command Communications, or T2C2, to enable expeditionary mission command and situational awareness in the heart of evolving fights. “We are the 82nd Airborne Division, the Army’s Global Response Force, and for us, expeditionary communications are essential,” said Maj. Nathan Spreitler, communications officer, or S6, for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division. “We have to go in light and we have to bring capability that is rapidly deployable, self-sustaining, and easy to set up, so we can have network connectivity and be operational in a matter of minutes, rather than hours or days like heavier units. I see T2C2 supporting our mission in that early entry capacity.”

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Army equips first unit with inflatable satellite communications:During initial entry missions, the Global Response Force is called to rapidly deploy and jump into potentially dangerous situations, and being armed with agile resilient network communications is critical to operational success. In support of these and other tactical edge missions, the Army equipped its first unit — the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division — with the new inflatable satellite communications system known as Transportable Tactical Command Communications, or T2C2, to enable expeditionary mission command and situational awareness in the heart of evolving fights. “We are the 82nd Airborne Division, the Army’s Global Response Force, and for us, expeditionary communications are essential,” said Maj. Nathan Spreitler, communications officer, or S6, for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division. “We have to go in light and we have to bring capability that is rapidly deployable, self-sustaining, and easy to set up, so we can have network connectivity and be operational in a matter of minutes, rather than hours or days like heavier units. I see T2C2 supporting our mission in that early entry capacity.”