August 2008
By Adam Baddeley

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.
Agencies both contribute to and access data consolidation.

March 2008
By Adam Baddeley

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.
New infrastructure to align with NATO avoids duplication of capability.

December 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

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.
High-flying unmanned platform offers possibility of airborne radio relays and long-term sensing.

September 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

July 2007
By Catherine Imperatore

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.
U. K. contest calls on entrants to build the perfect tool to protect British troops.

May 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

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.
Command and control demonstration creates military cooperation, interaction rarely seen on the continent.

December 2006
By Col. David De Vries, USA; Lt. Col. Charles Wells, USA; and Lt. Col. Dana Steven Tankins, USA

Spc. Damian Fugate, USA, and Spc. Matthew Evans, USA, adjust a Phoenix satellite system dish on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Bandwidth increase serves as precursor to the modern communications battlefield by supporting the deployment of new concepts and equipment.

November 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

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.
Tactical system is designed to support modern multiband equipment.

October 2006
by Henry S. Kenyon

October 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

August 2006
By Adam Baddeley

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.
U.S. Army technology center fosters communications equipment integration.

June 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

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.
Multinational tests examine ways to win wars by building bridges, not destroying them.

May 2006
By Adam Baddeley

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.
Transnational effort focuses on international interoperability to contribute in coalition environments.

April 2006
By James C. Bussert

Missions seem ambiguous, but preparations for opposed combat landings are not.

April 2006
By Adam Baddeley

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.
Multinational cooperation extends capabilities.