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US Army sets the pace for tactical communications software

7th January 2021 - 15:00 GMT | by Thomas Withington in Toulouse

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Software from Perspecta Labs will help the US Army to improve communications network agility and robustness in electromagnetically contested and congested environments.

The US Army will use primary, alternate, contingency and emergency (PACE) software to automatically select the best path for critical traffic on a tactical communications network. The goal is to ease network congestion and to outflank electronic attack, with the software automatically detecting and selecting channels or pathways where there may be less congestion, or which have remained untouched by jamming.

This is essential to ensure that any disturbance to deployed networks is minimal at best. According to Sunil Samtani, vice-president of Perspecta Labs, ‘PACE will automate the reconfiguration of radios dynamically to overcome interference events’.

PACE is highly scalable ...

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