Army developing WiGig millimeter wave networks to shield command posts from electronic warfare (EW) attack

Jan. 18, 2021
WiGig is another piece of the Army’s capability: packages of new network tools the service’s tactical network team gives to soldiers every two years.

WASHINGTON – Future deliveries of U.S. Army tactical network tools could include new waveform technologies that would reduce adversaries’ chances of interfering with communications. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

18 Jan. 2020 -- The research and development organization tackling future capabilities for the Army’s tactical network team has several efforts underway with millimeter wave technology -- a frequency channel that could improve communications in the future.

The Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s C5ISR (Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) Center is exploring new capabilities that could enable covert communications to evade enemy electronic warfare (EW) efforts.

The first area the service is exploring is WiGig, essentially the latest version of Wi-Fi that uses the 60 GHz frequency band. The service is attracted to WiGig because the advanced technology creates narrow beams that point in a specific direction, which could help Army command posts evade detection.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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