The U.S. Army‘s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center has partnered with Vencore to develop and demonstrate a commercial technology for warfighters to access 4G, Wi-Fi or tactical radio networks, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday.
Adam Stone writes that soldiers were able to transmit emergency medical data using a radio and an LTE communications platform during a military exercise held this past summer at Joint Base McGuire““Dix““Lakehurst in New Jersey.
CERDEC and Vencore demonstrated the system as part of a network integration evaluation effort under the Army’s Multi-Access Cellular Extension program.
“We are going through the effort to get this framework in place using commercial technology, while still making sure that the security elements and the resilience of it are satisfactory for military uses,” Steve Omick, president of Vencore Labs, was quoted as saying.
A primary goal of the MACE project is to create an wireless networking service for soldiers and integrate the platform with Nett Warrior and Warfighter Information Network-Tactical mission command systems.