After more than a decade of development, the U.S. Army has begun fielding a robust wireless network that will connect soldiers from the top of the command structure to the squad level. The two key transport programs in this revolutionary effort are the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical and the Family of Networked Tactical Radios (a successor to the Joint Tactical Radio System). Both programs utilize internet-protocol technology to provide warfighters with unprecedented connectivity, awareness and interoperability — features that will enhance their prospects of survival and success on the future battlefield. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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