Cormorant Network

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The Cormorant Communications Network is a military wide area communications network implemented by the British Army sometime around 2000.[1] It has also been adopted by certain Royal Air Force units in limited deployments.

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The network provides end-to-end wide area communications using the same Asynchronous Transfer Mode protocol that underpins many late-20th Century civilian telecommunications networks. It supports voice traffic routed over IP (although this is distinct from Internet VoIP) and can also support IPv4 and IPv6 BTDS traffic.

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On September 10, 2009, the MoD announced[2] that the system was to be withdrawn from service in Afghanistan and replaced with a system from Israel called Radwin .

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