Army considers research efforts into the next iteration of networking technology for the battlefield

May 20, 2020
Key piece for is medium- and low-Earth orbit satellites, which will provide the Army with significantly more bandwidth and reduced latency.

AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Army experts are finishing up a list of requirements for technologies they need for the next round of their networking modernization, known as Capability Set 23. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

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20 May 2020 -- The Army wants to have research and development contracts for prototypes signed no later than July, says Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher, director of the network cross-functional team for Army Futures Command in Austin, Texas. He added that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has slowed the timeline.

Capability set 23 is a follow-on effort to capability set 21, which is addressing current capability gaps in the Army’s network with technology currently available, such as improved network transport capabilities. The service plans to deploy new network tools every two years starting in 2021 as part of a continuous network modernization plan.

For Capability Set ’23, the service plans to take advantage of emerging technology, with developments from either commercial industry or internal researchers that are part of the Command, Control, Communications, Commuters, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

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John Keller, chief editor
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