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Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System - Dismounted (BATS-D)

Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System - Dismounted (BATS-D) Handheld Radio

The radio revolutionizes missions and makes new kinds of operations possible, including:

  • Digitally-aided close air support
  • Other call for fires (artillery/rockets)
  • Digitally-enabled command and control
  • Combat search and rescue
  • MedEvac

Direct access to the Link 16 network to coordinate and maneuver forces

For the first time in history, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) have a digital connection directly into Close Air Support (CAS) aircraft mission computers via machine-to-machine interface over Link 16. With secure and reliable access to both air and ground (friendly and enemy) data, targeting timelines are significantly shortened by nearly 95%, reducing the risk of fratricide incidents.

Soldier wearing Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System - Dismounted (BATS-D) Radio

BATS-D: A radio like no other

"Every single JTAC we surveyed who's used the BATS-D system said they don't just want the BATS-D radio, they don't want to go into combat without it."

 – Ed Priest
Former U.S. Air Force Combat Controller for 23+ Years

 

“This (AN/PRC-161) radio provides capability to the smallest tactical element. It supports digitally-aided close air support communications, which significantly reduces time to complete a call for fires.”

-Deb Woods 
Program Executive Officer, Command, Control, Communications and Computers at the United States Special Operations Command

Downloads

  • BATS-D (Dismounted) Sell Sheet
    BATS-D (Dismounted) Sell Sheet
  • BATS-D (Dismounted) Handheld Link 16 Radio Brochure
    BATS-D (Dismounted) Handheld Link 16 Radio Brochure

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.