The SINCGARS radios
The SINCGARS radio system is one of the most commonly used field radios. The AN/PRC-119 is the Army’s basic squad radio with a transmission range of about 8 km/five miles. A typical patrol will carry a manpack unit and communicate with a vehicle mounted or airborne unit within the compatible SINCGARS family. The AN/PRC-l19 VHF/FM radio is designed for simple, quick operation using a 16-element keypad for push-button tuning. It is capable of short-range and long-range operation for voice, FSK, or digital data communications. The radio weighs 10 to 15 pounds (depending on components carried).
SINCGARS features both voice and data handling capability, in support of command and control operations. The SINCGARS Internet controller provides the communications link to access the network used by the digitized force.