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Army Seeks to Streamline Mobile Tactical Network; Daniel Hughes Comments

mobileThe U.S. Army plans to test its mobile tactical network in a move to further streamline that system for warfighters, Defense Systems reported Wednesday.

Kevin McCaney writes the Army intends for the tests to shorten startup and shutdown times, refresh interfaces and simplify troubleshooting resources for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical.

Those tests will be developed around the feedback from soldiers in the field and during previous evaluations for the network’s operability, according to the report.

“We want an ‘on’ switch for the network — we want it to be absolutely transparent to soldiers,” said Brig. Gen. Daniel Hughes, program executive officer for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, according to the report.

McCaney writes a 27-day assessment took place in February at the Aberdeen Test Center and another round of tests is scheduled in June.

The network is intended to provide soldiers mobile voice, video and data communications in remote areas, Defense Systems reports.

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