The Army has expanded the reach of its information network with the addition of a fifth regional hub node, according to an Army release.
The nodes are part of the Army's global information network which maintains communication installations in four locations including Central Command, European Command, Pacific Command and the Eastern U.S.
With the final node in place, the Army’s communications network is now accessible from virtually anywhere around the world.
The network offers satellite, voice, and data services for troops deployed in the field.
The Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command acts as the global supervisor for all five node locations.
The network has overlapping jurisdictions so regional hubs can survey two areas at the same time.
The Army said each node can support up to 56 classified missions at once.
The Army recently announced it has made new network technology acquisition a top priority and plans to launch two new communications systems in the coming months.