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CS-13 Introduces New Networking Capabilities

Two of the first five prototypes undergoing installation and testing at the Prototype Integration Facility at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center. These "super configuration" M-ATVsare equipped with Capability Set 13 (CS 13) assets. CS 13 is the first integrated group of networked technologies - radios, sensors and associated equipment and software - that will deliver an integrated voice and data capability throughout the entire Brigade Combat Team formation, from the brigade commander to the dismounted soldier.
In October 2012 the US Army embarked on an ambitious upgrade of its tactical command and control system, introducing new radios, networking and satellite communications systems to modernize the command and control layers of its infantry brigade combat teams. The light formations - Infantry, airborne, airmobile and mountain brigades will be equipped first and the last to roll in will be the armored brigades, currently scheduled to receive the equipment in 2019.

Connecting to the Edge

This process, known as Capability Set Management, is a significant departure from the previous practice of fielding systems individually and often to only one...

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