General Dynamics 4G LTE network delivers a much larger data-pipe to quickly and efficiently send and receive large data files, streaming video and other information among dismounted soldiers, their leaders and command centers.
TAUNTON, Mass. - General Dynamics C4 Systems recently demonstrated how the company's fourth-generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) wireless broadband network could expand the capability of U.S. Army tactical networks like the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T). Soldiers used the secure 4G LTE network to take pictures and gather information using their smartphones, and then transmitting the information back to their leaders who were also tracking the position and location of team members on vehicle-mounted displays. General Dynamics broadband network also sent and received intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information from multiple sensors around the demonstration area to network-equipped vehicles, simulated operations and command centers.
CERDEC enabled a mounted/hand-held computing environment that allowed for the dissemination of mission command data, imagery, streaming video and voice between dismounted Soldiers and fixed command posts. (Photo Credit: Edric Thompson, U.S. Army, RDECOM CERDEC Public Affairs)
The demonstration took place in August and was coordinated by the U.S. Army's Communications-electronics Center of the Research, Development and Engineering Command (CERDEC) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
General Dynamics secure 4G LTE broadband network includes the eNodeBlue that performs like an LTE base station and the Evolved Packet Core, which forms the networks architecture and network radio nodes that are placed in vehicles, on structures and any location where the network needs to be, delivering secure, high-speed broadband connectivity.
A part of General Dynamics Soldier's Network, WIN-T, the AN/PRC-155 Manpack and AN/PRC-154A Rifleman tactical networking radios work together with the company's cyber-defense solutions and mission command software to connect soldiers at all echelons to the Army's secure backbone communications network.
For more information about the Soldier's Network and tactical radios, visit gdmissionsystems.com/soldiersnetwork
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General Dynamics Mission Systems