Portable intel station would meet needs of small ships
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Aug 09, 2012
The needs of smaller vessels in the U.S. Navy fleet for video sharing capabilities might be met in the future by a portable video-sharing station that consists of a computer processor, displays and video receiver that can be plugged into a ship’s secure Secret Internet Protocol Router Network, reports Defense News.
The system, known as the Intelligence Carry-On Program, has been tested on the guided-missile cruiser Vicksburg. It is tailored for cruisers and smaller destroyers that don't have the space needed for fixed workstations that can receive, process and share video and related intelligence, the story said.
The Navy wants smaller vessels to have the capability to scout at sea for pirates and terrorists which means they need video capabilities and a way to share the information they gather with the Office of Naval Intelligence, the story said.