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AUSA 2021: US Army networking capability rolls out

7th October 2021 - 14:30 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


Project Manager Tactical Network has completed the 67th ESB's new equipment training and fielding for the TriLOS radio. (Photo: US Army)

Expeditionary Signals Battalions are undergoing a process of modernisation to enable them to better provide networking and mission command support to deployed forces.

The US Army’s Expeditionary Signal Battalions-Enhanced (ESB-Es) are fielding new COTS equipment that will enable faster deployment.

The ESB-Es are more capable versions of the existing ESBs that deploy to support rapid reaction forces and provide signals support with alternative tactical networking equipment.

The 50th ESB-E (Fort Bragg, NC), 57th ESB-E (Fort Hood, TX), and 304th ESB-E (US Forces Korea) have been testing COTS equipment that has reduced SWaP but provides faster communications with higher throughput. The service is currently standing up the 44th ESB-E stationed in Germany.

A Scalable Network Node (SNN) medium ground satellite terminal and baseband kit was first

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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