Army’s Network Systems Troubled?

Posted August 27, 2013 at 7:12am

Military Times reports that “the Army is eager to equip soldiers with modern networking solutions such as voice, video and data capabilities.”

“So much so, apparently, that the Army has side-stepped its own test findings showing some of the solutions have continued poor performance and reliability issues, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Aug. 22.”

“Those networking solutions include the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2, an upgrade to the Army’s high-speed and high-capacity backbone communications network that will provide greater command and control and network security; Joint Tactical Radio System Manpack Radio, a two-channel software-defined radio intended to work with existing legacy radios and increase communications; Joint Tactical Radio System Rifleman Radio, a one-channel handheld software-defined radio; and the Joint Battle Command-Platform, which is intended to generate mission command and situational awareness messages, according to the GAO report.”