Tactical Communications

Army completes upgrade of wireless logistics system

The Army has announced full operational capability of Version 2 of its Combat Service Support Automated Information System Interface (CAISI), a case-based system that gives soldiers secure communications in the field.

Army CAISI case

With more than 40,000 devices, the CAISI network, first launched in 1991, is the largest wireless tactical network in the Defense Department.

The CAISI Bridge Module (CBM) is a radio module access point that can be deployed quickly in the field and provides local area network communications for up to two miles and point-to-point communications up to 32 miles. The module, each with FIPS 140-2 encryption, can work alone or be linked together into a mesh network.

Used for supply chain logistics, CAISI delivers secure communications on the front lines and at warehouses and command facilities, and shortens the time it takes to order and receive supplies, the Army said.

The Product Director, Defense-Wide Transmission Systems marked CAISI 2.0 operational capability milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month.


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