Bowman overview - whats supposed to be so special about it?

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For the benefit of those of us whose last military radio was a PRC349 or PRC 351, what are the main features of the Bowman system that differentiate it from what we had twenty years ago?

I gather that the PRR has replaced the 349 but that there is no 351 (platoon signaller) replacement. Is PRR part of Bowman? Does PRR have the range to be a Plt/ Coy Signaller's equipment?

Is Bowman supposed to do something other than be a radio? IFF? GPS?
 
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DigitalGeek said:
EX_STAB said:
Right, read that. It doesn't really answer my questions though. Does a PRR provide Location data to Brigade? I somehow doubt it.

Thanks for the link though.
No PRR does not pass location data. :)
Could you run through the main points in my first post if you don't mind? It's difficult to work out what's what from everything I've read. Most information is about a system wide concept rather than what the equipment is, who uses it and what it actually does.
 
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EX_STAB said:
For the benefit of those of us whose last military radio was a PRC349 or PRC 351, what are the main features of the Bowman system that differentiate it from what we had twenty years ago?

I gather that the PRR has replaced the 349 but that there is no 351 (platoon signaller) replacement. Is PRR part of Bowman? Does PRR have the range to be a Plt/ Coy Signaller's equipment?

Is Bowman supposed to do something other than be a radio? IFF? GPS?
From what I have read- so don't take it as gospel-

1) PRR adds a new ability and replaces some PRC-349s
2) PRC-354 is supposed to be the section/platoon commander radio, replacing the rest of PRC-349 and PRC-350
3) PRC-355 replaces PRC-351 and PRC-352
4) PRC-325 replaces PRC-320
 
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