The military continues to enhance its next-gen communications and network gear—on land, in the air and in space. Challenges of scalability are being addressed by embedded solutions.
By: Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief, COTS Journal
For more than a decade new the DoD has ramped up its efforts toward overhauling its networking and communications technology-advancing toward the goal of full interoperable operations. Although the term “network-centric operations” is less often voiced these days, that’s mostly because it’s become a given. Enhanced situational awareness and increased use of commercial technology is the focus of many of these technology development and funding activities. Defense communications technologies such as tactical radios and military satellite and network-centric communications are the key technologies driving this transition.