A group of Fort Campbell soldiers are set to receive a new cutting-edge hearing protection and enhancement communication system previously only available to Special Forces units.
The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, who will be fitted tomorrow with the equipment and will undergo a live fire exercise utilizing the state of the art gear.
Military officials say the purpose of the state-of-the art equipment is to protect soldiers and improve their tactical dominance.
Officials say the 1st Brigade Combat team is the first regular Army unit to receive the Tactical Communication and Protective System, which has been shown to improve communication, protect hearing and reduce the risk of overpressure damage from a blast on the battlefield.
Officials also say the device can also be used to improve hearing abilities, allowing soldiers to hear low-profile sounds more clearly.