Barrett Communications recently supplied the Barrett 2040 HF manpack radio for Malaysian Civil Defence (JPAM).

These radios will be deployed all over Malaysia to aid with disaster management and search and rescue operations. The Barrett Training division was tasked to conduct a comprehensive training program to teach supervisors and operatives how to gain the best from the equipment in the challenging environment of the Malaysian jungles.

Three courses each of one week duration were conducted in different areas around Malaysia, involving classroom training and the operation of the 2040 Tactical HF Manpack in a jungle environment. The course was integrated into the civil defences survival and navigation training program.