Agencies both contribute to and access data consolidation.
The Electronic Borders program is intended to extend the U.K.’s awareness of who wants to enter the country beyond its borders, even from nearby countries such as France.
New infrastructure to align with NATO avoids duplication of capability.
Poland has deployed sizable formations to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. These require reach-back capabilities to headquarters in Warsaw, which in turn require satellite connectivity.
High-flying unmanned platform offers possibility of airborne radio relays and long-term sensing.
Zephyr is a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed to
operate as a reconnaissance or communications relay platform. The solar-powered aircraft can remain on station for several days.
U. K. contest calls on entrants to build the perfect tool to protect British troops.
Four British service members take part in a simulated attack on a village during exercise Lion Sun 2005. The Ministry of Defence Grand Challenge is designed to yield a system that would protect U.K. troops as they conduct urban warfare.
Command and control demonstration creates military cooperation, interaction rarely seen on the continent.
The goal of the Africa Endeavor exercise is to develop interoperability among African nations’ armed forces and to foster a culture of information sharing during multinational operations.
Bandwidth increase serves as precursor to the modern communications battlefield by supporting the deployment of new concepts and equipment.
Spc. Damian Fugate, USA, and Spc. Matthew Evans, USA, adjust a Phoenix satellite system dish on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Tactical system is designed to support modern multiband equipment.
The MRC-200 Tactical Repeater System is designed to extend the range of modern multiband handheld radios. The repeater is manportable, but it also can be installed in vehicles for mobile operations.
U.S. Army technology center fosters communications equipment integration.
The U.S. Army International Technology Center–Atlantic (USAITC-A) is leveraging technologies from Europe that can be quickly transitioned to support operations as part of the global war on terrorism. Its most recent focus is on capabilities that can counter improvised explosive devices.
Multinational tests examine ways to win wars by building bridges, not destroying them.
The scenario for Multinational Experiment 4 (MNE4) focused on ongoing operations in Afghanistan. It is the goal of MNE4 to develop new strategies that can be applied to peacekeeping and stability efforts in many parts of the world.
Transnational effort focuses on international interoperability to contribute in coalition environments.
Initially focused on ground operations, Sweden’s network-based defense approach and software-defined radio (SDR) program will embrace and integrate land, sea and air, including the Gripen, within a joint network concept. Where available, space platforms also will support networking.
Missions seem ambiguous, but preparations for opposed combat landings are not.
Multinational cooperation extends capabilities.
Thirty-seven new tri-band tactical terminals, recently tested in NATO Response Force exercises, will support X-band military satellite communications and C- and Ku-band communications from commercial satellites.