New Datalink Demonstrates High Capacity Airborne Networking

L-3 Communications completed flight tests of a new IP-enabled, wideband Multi-Platform Common Data Link (MP-CDL) demonstrating the capability to sustain high capacity airborne networking. The test involved multiple missions flown by two Big Crow NKC-135 aircraft, establishing up to 274 Mbps datalinks over distances of 300 nautical miles (km). Simultaneous video transmission to man-packable ROVER III terminal validated the system’s...

Secure PDA Phone

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems a $18 million contract for the design and development of a secure mobile telephone integrated in a personal digital assistant (PDA). The product will provide secure voice and data communications, including e-mail, web access, and file viewing. The award is part of the Secure Mobile Environment (SME) program,...

Response Mobile Communications System (RMCS)

The First Responder – Response Mobile Communications System (RMCS), developed by CERDEC’s Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD), was recently demonstrated at the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Monmouth August 29, 2005. “The RMCS will bridge the communications interoperability gaps between defense and civil support missions,” said Gary Blohm, S&TCD director. The new, rapidly deployable communications system provides wireless connectivity, situational...

Battlefield Applications of Wireless Networks

Traditionally, land forces combat and service support units rely on voice communications for operations, coordination and control. Units or subunits operating under specific command (such as companies in a battalion) share a common frequency, or – as typical with modern radio systems – a series of frequencies which enable rapid frequency hopping, for improved security, immunity from interference and...