beyond-line-of-sight communications

December 1, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and Norwegian soldiers pause for surveillance during Exercise Thunder Reindeer in Setermoen, Norway, in May 2020.  USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer

Given adversarial threats in the Indo-Pacific region and Europe, especially from Russia and China, the Arctic region’s strategic importance is increasing. As such, over the last several years, the U.S. military has focused on growing its cold weather operation capabilities. Beginning in 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps in particular, through host and NATO ally Norway, has maintained a presence in the Kingdom of Norway to train and develop the skills necessary to operate in extreme conditions.

October 1, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood

NATO’s Science and Technology Organization took notice of the military potential of same-frequency simultaneous transmission and reception, or SF-STAR, capability employed with full-duplex radio technology, and in 2017 formed an exploratory team to examine the potential use in tactical communications and electronic warfare.

July 27, 2012
By George Seffers

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $22,222,411 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for non-recurring engineering efforts for the beyond-line-of-sight communications system associated with the CV-22 aircraft Block 20 Upgrade Program. Efforts to be provided include engineering design, integration and testing of an improved Air Force CV-22 communications system for trans-oceanic air traffic control and tactical communications. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.