Military Affiliated Radio System [MARS] Law and Legal Definition

Military Affiliated Radio System (MARS) is a system that provides supplemental emergency communications at the local, national, and international levels. MARS is sponsored by the Department of Defense and it provides auxiliary communications for military, federal, civil, and disaster officials in emergencies. MARS primarily consist of licensed amateur radio operators who are interested in assisting the military normal communications. MARS augments communication between all fifty states and U.S. territories, with a unique set of frequency allocations. MARS also transmits military encoded text and assists in restoring normal communications in emergencies.