September 2005

September 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

September 2005
By Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Verbeck, USAF, Director of Command, Control, Communications and Warfighting Integration, U.S. European Command

Which emerging technology will have the biggest impact on your organization in the future?

September 2005
By Jeff Hawk

 
A machine gunner takes aim on a Fort Dix training range. The base is implementing a wireless network that may connect ranges to the base network as early as this fall.
Fort Dix wirelessly reaches out to provide network connectivity to remote training areas.

September 2005
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
At the heart of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Joint Network Node (JNN) system is its Ku-band satellite communications trailer. The 2.4-meter dish system features auto-erect, auto-acquire capabilities that enable users to establish satellite connectivity quickly.
Redefined forces require a new approach to mobile communications.

September 2005
By Maryann Lawlor

 
To ensure that the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) execution phase reflects real-world conditions, planners monitor news channels and may add variations of actual events to the scenarios.
Demonstration explores unprecedented information sharing and virtual private network viability.

September 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The French-led Neuron unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) program will produce Europe’s first combat-aircraft-size stealth platform.
Multinational unmanned aircraft effort seeks to showcase advanced technologies, lay foundation for future systems.

September 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
Developed for the Czech army, the Sojka III unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a tactical reconnaissance platform designed to serve echelons at or above battalion level. The aircraft can be assembled in the field quickly and launched with a rocket assist.
Czech program highlights contributions to European unmanned aircraft development.

September 2005
By Jeff Hawk

 
Emerging wireless standards will enable any person or object to act as a relay or access point to the network, creating more fluid, versatile communications on the battlefield.
New crop of IEEE 802 standards means more reach, more range and more roam to operate.

September 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The Bundeswehr’s NuKomBw messaging system will provide the German military with secure e-mail capabilities and will replace aging legacy equipment. NuKomBw features advanced security applications and remote management and diagnostic capabilities.
New network replaces legacy equipment, provides enhanced security.

September 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

September 2005
By Robert K. Ackerman

September 2005
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A Royal Air Force Tornado drops flares during combat operations in Iraq. The United Kingdom’s Defence Communication Services Agency, or DCSA, provides communications connectivity down to the warfighter level.
A single all-encompassing defense agency leads the way to a single all-encompassing infrastructure.

September 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

September 2005
By Vice Adm. Herbert A. Browne, USN (Ret.)

The U.S. decision to reduce the number of its forces in Europe has increased the need for interoperable systems among the militaries of the Continent. For decades European nations could focus on working with a large U.S. force structure, secure in the thought that “if it works with the United States, it will work throughout NATO.” Now the interoperability focus must shift to reach across the range of European nations.