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Article / February 7, 2013 / Project number: 12-0462

This “Spotlight on Army Equipment” is the first in a series that will explore the range of tools used by the Canadian Army, including vehicles, weapons and communications equipment. Check back often to learn more! — Major upgrades are underway on the Canadian Army’s communications network, the Land Command Support System (LCSS).

Ottawa, Ontario

The LCSS is a tool that allows the Army’s vehicles, soldiers and commanders to coordinate operations through consistent and stable communication both in the field and at headquarters.  

The LCSS Life Extension (LCSS LE) project will modernize the system’s existing capabilities by integrating upgrades into Army vehicles to facilitate communication during operations.

The improvements will allow the system to adapt to future upgrades. As an essential part of the communications network, the LCSS will be reinforced so it can function in the event of an interruption to existing communication systems, and in areas where such networks are not present.   

The LCSS LE project will also support intelligence and surveillance functions and the secure exchange of vital information throughout the theatre of operations.

It will also facilitate interoperability with joint and multinational military forces, allowing for better coordination with allies and partners in multinational coalitions.  

The LCSS LE is expected to reach operational capability in the fall of 2013.

Photo by MCpl Robert Bottrill

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