U.S. Marines need communications alternatives for those times when satellite services are unavailable on the battlefield, according to Brig. Gen. George Allen, chief information officer for the Marine Corps. "We need to take a look at other means of low-Earth orbit things that will take care of things when we don't have the satellite available, for whatever reason," Allen said during a March 14 luncheon sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). ...

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