Mission command-on-the-move system going to US infantry division in South Korea
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jul 26, 2012
Under a rapid equipping force contract, ITT Excelis will provide command-on-the-move systems to the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, according to an ITT Excelis news release, which added that the systems being delivered will have the same configuration as those used during the recently completed Network Integration Exercise 12.1 at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
Called Global Network on the Move-Active Distribution (GNOMAD), the system provides broadband, on-the-move satellite connectivity through the integration of several commercial-off-the-shelf products, and hosts mission command applications such as Command Post of the Future. ITT Excelis supplied the same system to the 4th Infantry Division while it was deployed to Iraq in 2011.
GNOMAD is design to be integrated into multiple U.S. Army ground platforms, including Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles, M1(V) Abrams tanks, M2 Bradley fighting vehicles and Strykers. Possible mission command applications for these vehicles could include Digital Video Broadcast SATCOM Second Generation through the ViaSat Linkway S2 modem, says the company.
The new systems will first be used in an upcoming exercise in South Korea, and, pending Army and unit approval, remain in country with the 2nd Infantry Division.