The U.K. Army completed the induction of a new, tactical radio system known as the Mercury Radio System, which recently achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC). The new radio is now in service with the UK Army Cadet Force (ACF). The Mercury Radio is based on Elbit Systems’ PRC-710 and -720 sets. The ACF received 2,452 PRC 710 VHF handheld radios, 418 PRC 715 VHF Amplifier sets and 150 PRC 720 MICOM Pathfinder HF man-pack radios to enable practical field-craft and signals training and a command and control capability. The contract delivers a comprehensive solution designed to provide military-style radio equipment to the ACF for the next ten years. Elbit Systems delivered the radio systems and ancillary equipment with British system engineering house Drumgrange Ltd.; the initial support package is provided through the General Dynamics Mission Systems LSSP contract.