The AN/PRC-148 Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio (MBITR) is a hand held secure radio in use with SOCOM special operations units and other US forces.
The MBITR was developed by SOCOM and Thales Communications
in the late 90s and was first fielded in the 2000s. They are in extensive use by US Special Operations Forces where its compact size and light weight make them ideal for small units.
AN/PRC-148 MBITR Specifications
NSN: 5810-09-000-0353 /
Spectrum: VHF-UHF 30 MHz - 512 MHz
Power: Low - .1, .5, 1, 3, & 5 Watts
Distance: LOS to 12 Miles
Operational Mode: Voice, Low rate data (w/Modem)
Encryption: Embedded NSA Approved Type I
Quantity Fielded: 11496
TCM AAO Validation: 11496 of the overall AAO capability of 21263
AN/PRC-148 MBITR - Images And Further Information
A US Marine uses a MBITR to radio his HQ while on operation in Iraq.
U.S. Dod photo by LCPL MATTHEW HUTCHISON, USMC
A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier
pictured during a training exercise- note the MBITR attached to his assault vest and linked to a headset. Every member of a SOF team will carry a MBITR and can keep in constant communication with each other.
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth/Released
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