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« on: September 12, 2005, 10:48:41 »
This pertains to Networking of air assets, but the concept of networking is at the heart of the Revolution in Military Affairs.

Its hard to see, and there are no sexy pictures networked F-18s vs common F-18s but the "state of play" in networking is arguably more important than the tank debate.

From that I propose that we should keep our eyes open for examples, like this one, of trials and deployments of networked systems, both allied and potential opponents.   Any thoughts?


Hunter Standoff Killer Demonstration a Success 
 
 
(Source: US Naval Air Systems Command; issued Sept. 12, 2005)
 
 
 PATUXENT RIVER, Md. --- The Hunter Standoff Killer Team (HSKT) advanced concept technology demonstration (ACTD) is a step closer to demonstrating combined-force interoperability after successful test events here April 19 and Aug. 17. 
 
The Navy has been participating with the Army-led advanced concept technology demonstration since 2002. The objective is to team Army helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), with joint forces' strike fighter aircraft to identify and prosecute time-sensitive targets from beyond standoff range. 
 
"I applaud today's joint demonstration - a great step toward networking the services and the assets they bring to bear," said Rear Adm. Tim Heely, Program Executive Officer, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation. "Bringing together the hardware, datalinks, and warfighting expertise from three services clearly articulates our defense department's vision for interoperability in the 21st century battlespace." 
 
During the test events, assets from the Navy, Army and Air Force came together on the ramps and taxiways of VX-23 at Pax River and successfully sent, received and networked precision targeting and supporting messages. 
 
The events included an Army command and control UH-60A helicopter (A2C2X) from Fort Eustis, Va., an F/A-18 Hornet from Pax River's VX-23, and an Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. 
 
Target data was sent over the Link 16 electronic data link from the Army A2C2X to the F/A-18 and the F-15E for the first time. Additionally, the messages were networked with the Surface Aviation Integration Laboratory at Pax River. 
 
Link 16 is an advanced digital data link. It provides high-speed, computer-to-computer, jam-resistant, secure digital voice and data communications for command, control, and communications. 
 
Ultimately, the demonstration team is working towards a larger scale flight test in the fall at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to include the same airborne assets, plus a Hunter UAV and an AH-64 Apache helicopter. This will be the first demonstration and use of a combined force of slow- and fast-moving aircraft to prosecute targets using a seamless process, including digital Link 16 message, from sensor to shooter in a joint environment. 

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/cgi-bin/client/modele.pl?session=dae.4308111.1089903978.QPadasOa9dUAAESlMZk&modele=jdc_34
 
 
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Re: Networking
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2005, 11:03:32 »
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Network Centric Capabilities at AUSA

Driver:

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Driver's Side System that provides driver's vision enhancement, intra-convoy communication, route mapping, route monitoring, and alerting for wrong turn, vehicle status, and hazard proximity. The system is capable of downloading mission maps, frequency call lists, planned route and backup route information at the point of departure, and uploading mission debrief and cargo information at the destination. Other components of the system include the Rockwell Collins Head Tracked Vision System (HTVS) providing 360-degree visible and forward-looking infrared (FLIR) views around the vehicle, the Rockwell Collins Vehicle Computer, and the Rockwell Collins Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR). 

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This system provides situational awareness and other tactical battlefield functions including stand-alone voice and navigation capability in a single, low-cost, lightweight system. Situational awareness information includes the user's position as well as other equipped soldiers within the network and user transmitted waypoints. The display can include maps or satellite images with icons representing the positions of local and remote users.

Comd and Control

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.....a four station Command and Control System using a scalable line of ground vehicle computer products and displays.....

Networking

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All on-board computing resources and radio assets are connected on the Rockwell Collins HMMWV....

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