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US Army adopts StreamCaster MANET in Capability Set 21 CDR

6th October 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Radios will connect key C2 nodes

Silvus Technologies is providing the first commercial mobile ad hoc network (MANET) radio deployed at scale in the US Army Middle-Tier Integrated Tactical Network (ITN).

As part of the Capability Set 21 Critical Design Review (CDR), StreamCaster radios from Silvus were selected to connect key C2 nodes in a $3 million contract. The company cited the ‘self-organizing network’ and interference mitigation capability of Streamcaster, which is designed to operate in multiple spectrum bands at high data rates with a Mobile Networked MIMO (MN-MINO) waveform.

Silvus radios will be deployed in both mobile and at-the-halt configurations, providing continuity of operations for tactical forces that was previously unattainable with the singular reliance on at-the-halt communications infrastructure, the company noted in a 1 October statement. 

‘Additionally, Silvus radios will support the initial ITN fielding to four infantry brigade combat teams in FY21,’ it added.

In support of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System programme, Silvus previously demonstrated a 140-node network working in a narrowband network.  

Mike Kell, Silvus director of Army strategic accounts, noted that the company will continue to  ‘improve the MN-MIMO waveform's ability to thrive in congested and contested environments’.

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