“They’re going to hit us and hit us and hit us, and the only way we’ll be able to survive and to operate through that is to start expanding the level of training and the experience that we have operating with degraded systems or sometimes no systems at all.” —Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, USA (Ret.), former director of command, control, communications and computers/cyber for the Joint Staff
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Using commercial cellphones on the battlefield puts soldiers at risk of demoralizing and potentially deadly propaganda campaigns.
PEO IEW&S seeks enhanced sensors that do not overload the networks and electronic warfare systems that adapt with the threat.
“I need solutions that are simple and intuitive and do not require field service reps, to be very blunt.”-- Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II, USA, commander, III Corps
Future battlefields may include robots, AI, quantum computing and driverless convoys, as well as cyber and other game-changing capabilities.
The Army seeks to define cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) formations through pilot projects.
Organizations operating in tactical environments require infrastructure that goes beyond the walls of the data center.
The software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) overcomes many of the challenges defense agencies face, including cost, cloud readiness and network flexibility.
The networked force that defines military superiority makes interoperability for coalition operations more than important then ever.
With the battlefield capabilities being wielded by peer adversaries, the Army will need to develop and protect its network to a greater degree than ever.
As with all the military services, the U.S. Army wants to improve its communications-electronics systems to keep up with emerging innovations. But it also faces a looming problem as more systems are plagued by creeping obsolescence.
A significant majority of people support deploying drones rather than manned aircraft into contested territory, according to a study by the Center for a New American Security and the Future of Warfare Initiative.
The U.S. Army is well on its way to meeting federal goals for reducing data centers, cutting about 38 percent across the force and saving the service $56 million, officials state.
They can extinguish shipboard fires and deliver explosive devices to kill suspected shooters, and now robots can help U.S. airmen with the 27th Special Operations Wing in New Mexico practice for intense missions, such as hostage situations.
A full-scale technology demonstration system that repeatedly captured a 400-pound Lockheed Martin Fury unmanned aerial system (UAS) accelerated to representative flight speeds via an external catapult. The test was part of the DARPA's SideArm research, which focuses on creating a self-contained, portable apparatus that can horizontally launch and retrieve UASs that weigh up to 900 pounds.
The ability of warfighters to be mobile and nimble is not a luxury during combat operations. It is an absolute necessity. Staying ahead of the enemy or avoiding attack often means an entire command post must move, and quickly—a mammoth challenge if the command post relies on a wired communications network with cumbersome and costly cables and equipment.
Chinese naval forces returned a U.S. Navy underwater, unmanned research vessel on Tuesday, near the location where it was unlawfully seized late last week, according to a U.S. Defense Department statement.
A Chinese military ship seized a U.S. underwater, unmanned research vessel, prompting the U.S. Defense Department to launch “appropriate government-to-government channels” with the Chinese government to immediately return the vessel. On Thursday, China unlawfully seized the unclassified ocean glider while sailing in the South China Sea, according to a Defense Department news release.
The Kill Chain Integration Branch at Hanscom Air Force Base has begun an experimentation campaign, known as Data-to-Decisions, to look at ways to provide warfighters data in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
At AFCEA TechNet Asia-Pacific, a panel of U.S. military communications officers stationed in the Asia-Pacific region told the defense technology industry what they most need to accomplish the mission. The list included capabilities ranging from next-generation authentication tools to airborne command and control network modeling.