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French Program Pursues Universal Connectivity

September 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

The French army is developing a common operational architecture that will allow all of its command and control systems to interoperate seamlessly. A key part of the initiative is

British Communicators Consolidate Assets, Efforts

September 2005
By Robert K. Ackerman

A seven-year-old British military communications agency is bringing both its primary networks and its organizational activities under one umbrella architecture that, if

Portugal's Navy Modernizes To Meet New Requirements

September 2005
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Portuguese navy has embarked on a modernization program that seeks to incorporate all of the needs of modern network-centric warfare while addressing new mission

Global Aerospace Firm Offers Solutions to German Defense

September 1999
By Robert K. Ackerman

Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, other barriers are crumbling within the German defense community. The private sector is playing a key role in convincing the military to abandon its old ways of doing business and adapt to the dynamism of the information age.

Germany Shifts Procurement Tasks to Single Organization

September 1999
By Robert K. Ackerman

Germany has accelerated a longtime move toward acquisition reform by consolidating diverse activities in its main procurement agency. These changes have been driven largely by Germany's new security mission and by the need to incorporate substantial amounts of high technology into hardware and doctrine.

British Acquisition Experts Adopt Radical Procurement Approaches

September 1999
By Robert K. Ackerman

The United Kingdom is implementing acquisition reforms designed to produce less costly military systems faster and more effectively. These choice program innovations are being applied across the entire spectrum of defense purchases as the country revamps its procurement process for changing missions in a changing time.

Commercial Technologies Take to The Air for Battlefield Networks

September 1999
By Robert K. Ackerman

Defense electronics contractors are going commercial in a bid to equip the United Kingdom with a rapidly deployable battlefield communications network. The country's Ministry of Defence is seeking a commercial off-the-shelf solution that is low-risk, easy to enhance and ready for deployment in about two years.

Central Europe Forces Embrace New Status, Prepare New Roles

September 1999
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Allied Forces Central Europe Command, once a bastion of Western Europe's defensive line, is reinventing itself to serve as a key element in alliance operations outside its area of responsibility. It is consolidating with another regional command, incorporating two of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's newest members into its structure, and preparing to serve as a parent headquarters to other alliance commands.

Building a Pillar of Peace

September 2000
By Maryann Lawlor

As the U.S. armed forces continue to transform their own inner workings and construct the means for cooperating in a joint environment, a similar-though much larger-phenomenon is well underway as countries throughout the world explore their role in international operations. At the heart of the matter are questions about political objectives, legal constraints and the status of technology development-tough issues that require the framers of this new global community to be part architect, part foreman and part bricklayer.

Spain's Electronics Gain Clout

September 2000
By Clarence A. Robinson, Jr.

Spain's army is benefiting from information technology development by the nation's domestic industry. A mesh system of nodal centers is being developed and deployed for mobile command, control and communications. Independent of terrain considerations, the multimedia voice and data system covers the operational area of an army division.

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