Tactical radios are driving force behind the Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) suite of communications and networking hardware and software that provides voice and data communication capabilities to tactical units, and were employed by the 25th Infantry Division throughout the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center (JPMRC) 24-01 exercise, held at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in November 2023. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army/Sam Brooks)

A division got to test the Army’s upgraded network gear

For the first time, a division got to experiment with the Army's Integrated Tactical Network.
U.S. Army Specialist Melvin Robertson, a signal support systems specialist, attached to Task Force Wolfhound participates in electronic warfare training in Djibouti, Africa on Feb. 9, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph P. LeVeille)

Army eyeing more frequent iterative development for its tactical network

While the Army is moving away from its capability set nomenclature, it will still be providing capabilities to units on an iterative basis, albeit, more frequently and…
A group of U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to Charlie (Cold Steel) Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, along with Australian Defense Force (ADF) Soldiers takes a knee while on their way to an objective for a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise during Exercise Super Garuda Shield 2023, at the 5th Marine Combat Training Center, Puslatpur, Indonesia., Sept. 11, 2023. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Sgt. 1st Class Austin Berner)

Continued network experimentation informing future Army priorities with an eye on 2030

The Army is taking network equipment to the Pacific for experimentation after years of tests with Europe-focused units.
A forward observer with the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division uses Integrated Tactical Network components during a live-fire exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, in January, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Justin Eimers, PEO C3T Public Affairs)

The Army is consolidating all network activity into a single program executive office

The Army is combining efforts from PEO C3T and EIS to optimize a unified network from the tactical to enterprise level.