Military

December 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The CICADA small unmanned aircraft can be deployed from larger manned or unmanned aircraft, weather balloons or precision munitions.

A small aircraft prototype aims to fly from the lab to the battlefield.

January 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

January 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Specialist Newton Carlicci, USA, travels dismounted while returning to his outpost from the village of Paspajak, Charkh District, Logar province, Afghanistan. The complexities of coalition communication in Afghanistan are leading military forces to change existing paradigms.

January 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, a hybrid airship scheduled to begin fielding in Afghanistan in December, will add to the Army’s situational awareness with an array of sensors, including radar, signals intelligence, full-motion video and communications relays capabilities.

October 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Sgt. Michael Weaver, USMC (l), Personal Security Detail, Regimental Combat Team 5, uses the Biometric Automated Toolset just north of Al Qaim, Iraq, to enter an Iraqi man’s information into a national database.

Agency seeks to replace current methods, conduct more efficient data collaboration among departments.

September 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

September 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

September 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

September 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System is the recipient of laser radar technology developed under a previous Army Research Laboratory Collaborative Technology Alliance.

Autonomous machines that interact intelligently within their environment are part of Army’s plan to help the warfighter.

August 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Part of the U.S. Army’s Increment 1 Tactical Network is the Class I unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which can fly into places other UAVs cannot and hover to collect intelligence about activity in a specific location over time.

Curtailing program sharpens focus on network.

July 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

June 2010
By John S. Kostoff, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Joint Training and Experimentation Network (JTEN), a persistent global network, provides realistic joint training capability for combatant commands and services across the continental United States and abroad. The JTEN has been enhanced through the Tactical JTEN (TAC JTEN) concept, which uses a mobile communications package to extend the network to austere locations.

June 2010
By Henry S. Kenyon, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The U.S. Army Research and Technology Protection Center (ARTPC) originally was founded to identify and protect critical technologies associated with the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. The ARTPC since has expanded its mandate to help program executive offices and program managers protect other Army information.

March 2010
By Brig. Gen. Bernard K. Skoch, USAF (Ret.), SIGNAL Magazine

Satellite network provides over-the-horizon voice, data nets to warfighters on the move.

Ask any small unit deployed in theater, and troops will say their number one communications challenge is obtaining ready access to reliable, real-time voice and data connectivity. An innovative satellite-based tactical communications system featuring a unique multicast one-to-many architecture is helping warfighters solve that problem, and it works virtually anywhere, including the challenging terrain of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
By Henry S. Kenyon

 

An F-16CJ with a modified sensor pod was used as a nontraditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platform during the annual Empire Challenge exercise.

Modified sensor system promises to turn any aircraft into intelligence-gathering assets.

December 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 

Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, maintains that providing warfighters with the information technology capabilities they need requires fundamental changes to the acquisition system.

Military faces the challenge of taking risks to find relevant solutions.

November 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

June 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

 

The Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) is an effort managed by the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps to develop a multipurpose missile that can operate on a variety of fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. JAGM’s software allows the missile to interface automatically with an aircraft’s targeting system once it is attached to a launch rail.

April 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

 

The Remote Operations Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) 5 handheld unit allows troops to access video imagery directly from airborne reconnaissance platforms. Developed by L-3 Communications, the ROVER 5 also enables soldiers to mark targets on a digital map display or video image and transmit the data back to pilots overhead.

December 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman and Maryann Lawlor

 
U.S. soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force—Horn of Africa train in Djibouti. Building and deploying a joint task effectively and rapidly may become easier with the establishment of the U.S. Joint Forces Command’s Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC).
Organization consolidates capabilities to respond to rapid deployments.

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