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Northern Command testing commercial satcom capabilities in the Arctic

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The U.S. military is putting commercial satellite communication technology through its paces to see if it can help its forces communicate better at high northern latitudes. Communications is a capability gap in the Arctic that needs to be addressed, Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, noted Thursday during a videoconference with reporters at the Pentagon. He and Adm. Charles Richard, commander of…