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Extra training needed to improve US Army networking

27th October 2020 - 08:54 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

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​Three-week exercise to demonstrate Capability Set 21 equipment also revealed hardware concerns

The US Army Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) concept completed a Soldier Touch Point (STP) exercise in September that identified a need for further unit-level training.

The three-week STP event involved units from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd (1/82nd) Airborne Division. A battalion-scale, force-on-force training exercise featured developmental operations real-time feedback between soldiers and ITN industry and government developers.

A spokesperson from the US Army PEO C3T office told Shephard that the STP units demonstrated the capabilities provided by Capability Set 21 (CS21) ITN equipment in ‘an operationally representative environment’. This included a night jump and dispersed operations requiring small

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