Infantry Drills

E-64: Information Disadvantages

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E-64. Due the different types of communication systems and accessories in the MRAP, Soldiers might not be familiar with the equipment, which will cause lack of usage. Leaders must consider how dismounted Soldiers will communicate with the mounted crew and other dismounted Soldiers. Communication with Mission Command Systems can be hampered in an urban area or even jammed by enemy forces. Antennas on the MRAP vehicle must be lowered or protected from contact with power lines since serious injury or death, as well as vehicle damage can occur. Know which antennas present the most hazards due to radio frequency burns, and keep out of the danger areas when transmitting.

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