Power surge protection equipment also depends on good grounding to defend against power surges and spikes, as well as diverting lightning discharges of up to 400,000 amps to ground
. Many U.S.
The braid of the cable itself offers a DC path back to ground
, but has length all the way back to the radio.
This was not a commitment to ground
troops; it was a decision to have the option on paper.