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Iterative development paradigm shift to fielding network equipment is paying dividends for Army

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Army officials say a paradigm shift tin how it develops and fields network equipment has made a difference.

Army leaders reviewing network portfolio, looking to place 'big bets' on new tech

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army’s undersecretary and vice chief of staff are undertaking a portfolio review while tasking the service’s network modernization team with developing “big bets” for future technology. The review is aimed at evaluating requirements. “The vice and I are leading a capability portfolio review of the entire Army network. That’s looking at everything from our requirements for unified network operations, to cybersecurity, to transport —…

Army equipping National Guard with modernized network equipment

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army has begun equipping National Guard units with new communication and situational awareness technologies that were developed for battlefield use, but could also aid in responding to domestic disasters. “They built capability that’s dual use. It’s built for the Title 10 mission, the warfighter, but it also can be built [and fielded] in a homeland [scenario] because of the technology,” Kenneth McNeill, chief information…

Army live-fire exercise helps refine forthcoming tactical network equipment

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army gained important feedback for the continued incremental build-out of its tactical communications network during the first phase of an operations demonstration in Europe. Soldiers with 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment recently conducted a live-fire event in Germany where they tested forthcoming gear. The Army has adopted a multiyear strategy involving the incremental development and delivery of new capabilities to its integrated tactical network,…

Army prioritizing data as it revamps for large-scale ops at the division level

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As the Army is honing in on large-scale operations, shifting its main unit of action from brigade to division, and aligning its priorities with joint efforts to connect sensors and shooters, leaders believe data will be the key driver. The service’s next capability build as it incrementally modernizes its network will be focused on data and connectivity needs at the division level and other supporting elements. The Army has adopted…

The Army's unified network concept is gaining momentum in 2023 capability builds

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The Army is expecting to see progress in linking its enterprise network to tactical formations in upcoming tactical network capability sets. The Army has adopted a multiyear strategy involving the incremental development and delivery of new capabilities to its integrated tactical network, involving a combination of program-of-record systems and commercial off-the-shelf tools. Those “capability sets” now provide technologies to units every two years, each building upon the previous delivery. Capability…

Army awards radio contracts aimed at improving security and connectivity

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The Army has awarded contracts to two companies for the initial delivery of combat net radios. The initiative is meant to further secure and modernize tactical networks and communications, the service said in a Monday release. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts provide for an initial delivery of over 1,100 radios, to include those for first article test. They were awarded to L3Harris, $20.6 million, and Thales, $18.2 million. The…