That was unencrypted downlink, so troops on the ground could receive the signals without expensive equipment. The control frequencies are encrypted.
Myth Eight: An integrated battery is a significant problem for users
Having an extra battery to swap in makes sense on a laptop, but does not make sense for a phone, particularly one that has standard external battery packs that can be used via its dock connector.
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