Lo scopo è assicurare anche in situazioni di combattimento flussi di comunicazione stabili, una connettività estesa e soprattutto elevati throughput di informazioni di contesto. Come sempre fa un certo effetto sapere che tutta questa tecnologia avanzata serve, in fin dei conti, per essere più efficaci militarmente. Il che forse non significa necessariamente ammazzare più nemici, ma ridurre al minimo il potenziale di rischio cui sono esposte le proprie forze in campo. Il problema è queste forze in campo vengono schierate senza mai pensarci troppo, mentre tutte le nostre certezze, altrove, sembrano crollare come castelli di sabbia.
Harris Corporation Demonstrates Four-Channel Vehicular Radio System for U.S. Department of Defense
Tuesday, Oct 07, 2008
JTRS-Approved Falcon III Radios Support Transition to Networked Battlefield
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) , an international communications and information technology company, demonstrated a four-channel multiband vehicular radio system at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 6-8, 2008. A four-channel ground mobile system is one of the future applications of the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program.
The Harris demonstration consists of four integrated JTRS-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack networking radios in a vehicular adapter. Each of the four AN/PRC-117G channels simultaneously operates a different waveform, including the new JTRS Soldier Radio Waveform, to support the transition to a networked battlefield communications environment. As part of the demonstration, voice and data wideband interoperability was demonstrated between the vehicular system and the Harris RF-300S Secure Personal Radio. Additionally, the system utilized the newly announced Harris RF-7800B series of tactical Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminals for beyond-line-of-sight high-speed data communications.
The JTRS-approved Falcon III(R) AN/PRC-117G(V)1(C) multiband multimission manpack allows the mobile warfighter access to secure IP data at on-air rates up to 5 megabits-per-second. The radio features mobile ad hoc networking, automated network establishment and maintenance, and integrated Type 1 security. The AN/PRC-117G and its SCA-compliant software-defined architecture incorporate waveforms that offer legacy interoperability with the full range of currently fielded radios, utilizing certified DAMA tactical satellite (TACSAT), SINCGARS and Havequick II. The radio also provides advanced tactical networking capabilities through the Harris Advanced Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2), Harris High Performance Waveform (HPW) and the current version of the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) The Falcon III manpack will provide future capabilities through software upgrades that incorporate new and advanced waveforms, such as MUOS (Mobile User Objective System).