Army event to focus on battlefield network improvements

The Army will assess capabilities and emerging command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance  technologies that it will need for battlefield networks in the immediate years ahead during an upcoming event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., scheduled to begin this month, Army officials said.

The Product Director C4ISR and Network Modernization E12 event, which will run from April 16 through July 27, will focus on further development of an integrated Brigade Combat Team network that uses future capabilities outlined by the Army Training and Doctorate Command. The needs will be addressed through the Army's agile acquisition process, which is designed to identify and establish priorities for integrating new technologies through a sequence of predefined methods of testing and fielding. 

E12 critical activities will include:

  • Handheld and cellular technology at the tactical edge.
  • Emerging telemedicine technologies that use current and future force network capabilities.
  • Radio-based combat identification.
  • Emerging radio waveforms assessment.
  • Current force technologies recapitalization for efforts such as the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System.

The goals of the effort are to improve the availability and content of intelligence at the squad level and also improve situational awareness for dismounted soldiers.

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