The UGC's state if the art Military Communications Grid. It uses a system of satellites in orbit with the Moon and Earth to near instantly transmit information from Military Bases and Navy Vessels to troops on the ground. Vital data such as topographic maps and satellite imagery can be viewed on the Heads-Up-Display with a Marine's visor. His Power Armor also comes with its advanced sensory and communications equipment allowing Marines to just as easily communicate vital battlefield information back to their Commanders. Unfortunately, record high amounts of solar activity were underway prior to the Apollo Incident. Several massive solar flares knocked out a large portion of the SatCom Satellite network orbiting Apollo. As a result General Koller was limited only to Radio Broadcasts and camera feeds from the Marine's visors.