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Tactical Network

Project Manager Tactical Network (PM TN) provides network connectivity to the Army through a suite of scalable integrated capability and services to meet the needs of Soldiers in current and future operations. TN is the Army's common tactical communications network backbone that enables mission command and secure reliable voice, video and data communications anytime, anywhere. Leveraging both satellite and line-of-sight for optimum efficiency and effectiveness, the TN network provides the data "pipe" that other communication and mission command systems need to connect into in order to operate. With TN, Commanders can leverage mission command applications anywhere from a traditional command post, to a network-equipped vehicle crossing the battlefield, even from the belly of C17 aircraft en route to an objective. Connected to the TN network, Soldiers at every echelon are continually backed by the strength and expertise of the entire force and are armed with the mission command capabilities needed to win in a complex world.

NetMod

Product Manager Network Modernization (PdM NetMod) establishes a network backbone that provides the full range of data, voice and video communications to battalion and above echelons using satellite and line-of-sight communications nodes that set up at-the-quick-halt to successfully meet operational requirements.

High Capacity Line of Site Radio (HCLOS)

High Capacity Line of Sight (HCLOS) is used to maintain a redundant communications link between multiple battlefield locations. The equipment's primary mission is to provide data services like Secure Internet Protocol Routing and Non-Secure Internet Protocol Routing, as well as video teleconferencing services (BVTC) to remote locations with the help of a Joint Network Node (JNN). The HCLOS is a very versatile and stable piece of equipment that helps the Brigade with communications and the accomplishment of the overall mission.

Battlefield Video Teleconference (BVTC)

BVTC-II provides a robust suite of video technologies to the TN IP telephony infrastructure. BVTC-II is faster with enhanced video and audio codecs that utilize less bandwidth with increased performance. BVTC-II is lighter with a more modular design and more consideration to the weight of its components. BVTC-II is easier to use with a fully integrated dial-plan with TN voice and auto negotiating call-setup and management.

Tropospheric Scatter Radio (TROPO)

TROPO provides beyond line of site (BLOS) for transmission traffic with ranges in excess of 100 miles and data rate of up to 16 Mbps. The system includes antennas, radio transmitting and receiving equipment, digital multiplexing equipment, and voice and data Orderwire facilities.

Joint Network Node (JNN)

JNN is a communications platform that provides a high-speed wide area network infrastructure that connects the BCT/Bde main CP and BCT Support Battalion CP to the joint voice and data network. Commercial equipment inside the JNN allows tactical users to interface with the global information grid, joint and interagency organizations, and the DIV headquarters. JNN is also interoperable with commercial networks and current force communications systems and can provide video teleconferencing, e-mail and local area network services.

Battalion Command Post Node (BnCPN)

BnCPN provides Enhanced voice and data capabilities down to battalion level, SIPR and NIPR wide area network access and capability to interface directly to Ku/Ka satellite or Line-of-Sight radio transmission resources.

Satellite Transportable Terminal (STT)

STT trailer is a highly transportable and mobile satellite system that operates in conjunction with the Joint Network Node (JNN) at the division level to support the transformational Brigade and Battalion force structure. The STT system provides a deployable JNN interconnection capability for satellite support to the US Army. The STT is a part of TN, which consists of the STT trailers, Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks (UHST), JNNs, Brigade Transit Cases, and Battalion Transit Cases to interconnect the systems. In addition, the STT provides seamless connectivity to strategic (fixed) facilities via the Defense Information System Network (DISN) for distribution of DISN services throughout the tactical network. The STT also provides the Army interface to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Standardized Tactical Entry Point (STEP/Teleport) in a large deployment, to the Joint Task Forces (JTF) Headquarters, and other JTF component headquarters (Army, Navy, Air Force) where required.

Network Operations (NetOps)

NetOps Packages are tailored to provide nodal and element management of each unique group to be fielded resulting in a multilayered architecture. These packages are also designed to support the autonomous operation of the Brigade Combat Team (BCT). The NetOps packages are used by the S-6, NetOps Cells, and operators to: plan the Network, initialize & Configure Network Devices, monitor (fault & performance) network devices, trouble reporting/tracking, host CM vulnerability & remediation and IA management.

Regional Hub Node (RHN)

RHN will support up to 3 JNN enabled divisions and will comprise the reach-back connectivity for NIPRNET, SIPRNET, DSN, VTC, JWICS and Centrix access, baseband suites, on per division, supporting legacy and net-centric capabilities, FDMA and TDMA modems, and 3 KU/KA satellite terminals capable of supporting the bandwidth requirements for all divisions.

Tactical Hub Node (THN)

The Baseband Tactical Hub Node truck contains all the baseband equipment to allow the two SATCOM trucks to interface to the Global Information Grid (GIG), and to each JNN and BnCPN via the STT. Equipment includes CISCO routers, firewalls, cryptographic equipment (KIVs, KGs, and TACLANE), PROMINA 800, PBX switch, and media converters.

Tactical NetOps Management System (TNMS)

The TNMS provides NetOps capabilities to units not covered by the PM TN (Have-Nots). TN NetOps management capabilities/products will be provided to these “Have-not” units to ensure standardization across the echelons.

TNMS provides capabilities to plan, monitor, and manage organic Local & Wide Area Networks (LANs & WANs). NetOps solutions provide capability to perform:
Network Management, Information Assurance, Information Dissemination Management

“Have Not” organizations include: Army Service Component Commands (ASCCs), Theater Commands, Functional Support Brigades (FSBs) & Associated Battalions

  • NetMod
  • HCLOS
  • BVTC
  • TROPO
  • JNN
  • BnCPN
  • STT
  • NetOps
  • RHN
  • THN
  • TNMS

Mission Network

Product Manager Mission Network (PdM Mission Network) provides an integrated tactical mobile network leveraging proven commercial and government technology. The system provides on-the-move network capability and a mobile infrastructure by employing military and commercial satellite connectivity and line-of-sight (terrestrial) radios and antennas to achieve end-to-end connectivity and dynamic networking operations.

Tactical Communications Node

The TCN is the principal, mobile, TN Mission Network CI. The TCN provides ATH and OTM high capacity C-band ground-to-ground communications as well as with Ka/Ku (swappable) SATCOM. The TCN provides connection of Ethernet switches supporting ports for user equipment (i.e., phones, computers, or video teleconferencing equipment). Each TCN is also equipped with Modular Communications Node - Basic (MCN-B) that provide a 48-port Ethernet switch and a 24 port analog phone gateway.

Modular Comms Node - Basic

The MCN-B is a suite of 4 transit cases, which provide local user access. Each MCN-B supports both the Secret and SI security domains, via Secret and SI User Access Cases. The connection between MCN-B User Access Cases and the serving TCN is via tactical fiber optic cable to the TCN.

Network Operations and Security Center - Brigade

Provide NetOps Management on Secret, SI, and colorless networks, devices and services. The NOSC elements contain the TN NetOps Management Subsystems that provide enhanced tactical network planning, administration, monitoring, and response (PAMR) capabilities. The NOSC also provides management and distribution capabilities. Each NOSC is equipped to be connected at the TCN to the SI and Secret LAN extension ports and the Colorless WAN. The TN Mission Network NetOps design adds automated planning features and Map Based monitoring. In addition, the system supports requirements for backwards compatibility with current JNN systems.

Satellite Transportable Terminal w/ Upgrade Kit

The base STT is a trailer-mounted 2.4m SATCOM terminal with generator. The TN Mission Network STT+ upgrade kit provides an MPM-1000 NCW modem. The STT + typically connects to a TCN to provide higher throughput SATCOM connectivity at the halt (ATH). The STT+ will be deployable at Brigade and Battalion levels.

Point of Presence

The Point of Presence (PoP) is a B-Kit that is integrated into a combat platform to provide reach and reach-back communications and connectivity into the TN infrastructure with reach-back to higher echelons. The PoP B-Kit configuration provides ATH and OTM high capacity C-band ground-to-ground communications as well as with Ka/Ku (swappable) SATCOM.

Soldier Network Extension

The Soldier Network Extension (SNE) is a TN B-Kit communications package for selected vehicles at the Battalion and Company level. It provides On-the-Move with Ka/Ku (swappable) SATCOM connectivity to the TN network. Provides healing for fragmented dismounted terrestrial nets and simultaneously supports reach back to higher echelons.

Vehicle Wireless Package

The Vehicle Wireless Package (VWP) is a B-Kit communications package for non-TN Command and Control (C2) vehicles. The VWP B-Kit provides remote connectivity to a Tactical Communications Node (TCN) via a Local Access Waveform (LAW) for C2 vehicles during at the halt (ATH) and on the move (OTM) operations. VWP B-Kit will provide users access to the TN backbone through the TCN. The VWP B-Kit provides 16 user ports for Sensitive Information (SI) or Secret Internet Protocol (IP) communications. Two frequency bands are supported by the VWP, the 4.5-4.7 GHz (Military) frequency band and 5.7-5.8 GHz (Unlicensed Commercial) frequency band. The appropriate frequency band will be selected before deployment.

Tactical Relay-Tower

The Tactical Relay-Tower (TR-T) is a trailer mounted 30-m mast and a Highband Networking Radio suite of equipment. They are allocated to the Brigade and Division and deployed throughout the operational environment for range extension. The TR-T is used when remote from the TCN to provide an At-The-Halt high capacity C-band terrestrial relay capability by extending the useful range of operations between TN signal elements. The TR-T also has the ability to be wired directly to the TCN to extend the LOS range of the TCN.

  • Mission Network
  • TCN
  • MCN-B
  • NOSC-B
  • STT+
  • PoP
  • SNE
  • VWP
  • TR-T

SATCOM

Product Manager Satellite Communications (PdM SATCOM) rapidly designs, acquires, fields and supports fully integrated, easy to operate and cost effective tactical satellite communications and services that meet Joint Services' network communications requirements around the world. With terminals ranging in size from carry-on luggage to a small house, the Army's global network of SATCOM capability provides high-speed, high-capacity connectivity, so Soldiers can communicate across vast distances and in austere locations and terrains, virtually anytime, anywhere.

Global Broadcast Service (GBS)

Mission:
Global Broadcast Service (GBS) provides high-speed broadcast of large-volume data and multimedia CoP related information products including UAV video, imagery, intelligence, weather and biometric data to deployed Tactical Operations Center (TOC) and garrisoned forces worldwide. This provides critical mission information to the Warfighter in near real time.
Description:
GBS provides high-speed, one way flow of multimegabit video and data products that include video (National sources and FMV from UAV platforms), large data files, map files, and web products. GBS operates as a system of broadcast sites with multiple receive suite types under the UHF Follow-On (UFO) Ka band satellites and the Wideband Global Satellite system, augmented as required by commercial Ku band satellites.
Capabilities:
GBS Dish Transportable Ground Receive Suites (TGRS) allow deployed forces to directly receive national level data and full motion video and distribute to TOC LAN users. Theater Injection Point (TIP) provides the Combatant Command (COCOM)/Combined Joint Force Command (JFCOM) an In-theater uplink capability that broadcasts live UAV and other video feeds, as well as, data products generated in-theater. Transitioning to Joint IP Modem (JIPM) to provide transmission security to enhance information assurance posture. Moving Satellite Broadcast Manager to DISA Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) sites.

SMART-T

Mission:
SMART-T makes it possible for the Joint Warfighter to extend the range of their network in such a manner that communications cannot be jammed, detected, or intercepted. Commanders can send text, data, voice and video communications beyond their area of operations with assurance that information will not fall into the hands of enemy forces. SMART-T is fully package on a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (M1152A1 HMMWV) with over 326 systems deployed throughout the world.
Description:
The Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T) is a non-commercial terminal that provides worldwide, anti-jam, low probability of intercept, secure voice and data capabilities for the Joint Warfigther. SMART-T is part of the multi-service Milstar Extremely High Frequency (EHF) and AEHF satellite programs. SMART-T provides range extension to the Army's current and future tactical communications networks. EHF SMART-T currently supports low and medium data rates up to 1Mbps and the AEHF SMART-T will support extended data rates up to 8Mbps.
Capabilities:
Interoperable with future AEHF constellation Enhanced system interfaces. Provides Low and Medium Data Rate (LDR/MDR) capability for voice and data transmission. SMART-T is interoperable with Milstar, UHF Follow-On, EHF MIL-STD 1582D and MIL-STD 188-136 compatible payloads. It provides anti-jam and anti-scintillation (nuclear environment) communications. The AEHF SMART-T is backward-compatible with the current Milstar EHF functionality. AEHF provides a four-fold increase in data throughput capabilities, which is critically needed to provide data and voice communication capabilities for the close fight in support of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).

Phoenix

Mission:
Phoenix/Super High Frequency (SHF) provides multi-band capability in the SHF range that operates over commercial and military SHF satellites for Army Expeditionary Signal Battalions (ESBs) and is the Warfighter's primary means of reachback communications.
Description:
Phoenix/SHF is a tactical satellite terminal that operates using various military and commercial frequencies and allows Soldiers to transmit and receive high bandwidth voice, video and data similar to shipboard communications. It is designed to operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week and provides assured and reliable communications throughout the world.
Capabilities:
Operates in Military X and Ka Band and Commercial C and Ku Bands with Data Rate up to 20 Mbps (50Mbps with "D" terminal) Qualified for the military environment: Temperature, Shock, Vibration High-capacity, Inter- and Intra-Theater data range extension over Commercial and Military satellites Can interface with other strategic networks via Standardized Tactical Entry Points (STEP) or strategic assets The terminal provides highly mobile, strategically transportable, wide band communications capability and displaces selected AN/TSC-85/93 terminals at Expeditionary Signal Battalions and complements the AN/TSC-85/93 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).

SCAMP

The SCAMP is a lightweight, portable terminal that provides secure, survivable voice or data communication via the Military Strategic Tactical Relay (MILSTAR) Low Data Rate (LDR) satellite. The system can also provide Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) and Low Probability of Detection (LPD) communications for the user. The SCAMP is designed for the general purpose user, with a weight of 44 lbs and a 15 minute set up/tear down time. It can provide four simultaneous ports, full or half duplex, access to other LDR nets at data rates of 75 bps up to 2.4 Kbps. It is a man-portable Satellite Communications (SATCOM) ground terminal that provides access to Extremely High Frequency (EHF)/AEHF satellites in LDR mode.

T2C2

Mission:
The T2C2 supports small teams and small unit Command Posts (CP) operating beyond the tactical network. It provides network transport for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video, and data communications with higher and adjacent units engaged in unified land operations. T2C2 provides wideband Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLoS) transport for voice and data on continuous or intermittent transmissions while at-the-halt (ATH). T2C2 will be used to provide agile robust voice and data communications in the early phases of joint operations and in later operational phases at the tactical edge. By taking advantage of military satellite capability, it greatly increases throughput over currently fielded capabilities. The T2C2 system will connect small company and team-sized elements to the Army’s tactical network and extend that network to the most austere locations, providing satellite communications capability in remote locations without network infrastructure, enabling them to securely relay classified and time sensitive information, increasing the situational awareness for the entire operation.
Description:
T2C2 will provide wideband Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) capacity to select small teams and small unit Command Posts (CPs) operating beyond the tactical network. Both T2C2 variants are used during phases 3 through 5 (Dominate, Stabilize, and Enable Civil Authority) of joint operations to augment Line-of-Sight (LOS) and narrowband BLOS networks by providing wideband BLOS connectivity with higher echelons. Wideband BLOS connectivity assures more robust synchronized maneuver, fires, space, maneuver support data, rapid information, and data exchange to support intelligence, sustainment, and stability operations in all operational conditions. This capability will enable the transport of encrypted unclassified and classified information through the LandWarNet Army’s contribution to the DoDIN to facilitate Mission Command, SA, and Reporting. The system will support the Joint Operating Concepts for Major Combat Operations, Deterrence Operations, and Military Support to Stabilization, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) Operations. Systems that T2C2 will support include Mission Command (MC) applications such as Command Posts of the Future (CPOF), Distributed Common Ground System - Army (DCGS-A), Combined Information Data Network Exchange (CIDNE), Blue Force Tracking (BFT), Biometric Automated Toolset, and services such as Microsoft Internet Relay Chat (MIRC), Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and streaming video.

  • SATCOM
  • GBS
  • SMART-T
  • PHOENIX
  • SCAMP
  • T2C2

TCNO

Product Manager Tactical Cyber & Network Operations (PdM TCNO) develops software to meet the Army’s Network Convergence goals. NetOps provides the monitoring, control and planning tools to ensure management of the voice, data and internet transport networks. The NetOps software will also provide Information Assurance and Network Centric Enterprise Services. This allows for seamless integration of the tactical network planning, management, monitoring, and defense for the Signal staff. These NetOps improvements simplify the management of the network and increase the automation of tools and reporting. The developed NetOps software enhancements will be provided as a technical insertion to TN NetMod and Mission Network for fielding and support.

TCNO also develops the enhanced Net Centric Waveform (NCW) version 10.x for increased throughput capability beyond the line of sight satellite communication and the Highband Networking Waveform (HNW) version 3.0 for line of sight communications. Both NCW and HNW provide improved network capacity and robustness. The waveform improvements will be available for use in PM TN and other Army and DoD programs.

Joint Enterprise Network Manager (JENM)

JENM is the tactical edge network manager software application that plans, configures, provisions, monitors, and manages the networking waveforms and SDRs. JENM is capable of importing planning reference data (such as the PD TNI Tactical Radio Report) and provides GUI screens to enter other Unit planning data (such as preset designs) to create SRW and WNW network plans. JENM is also capable of provisioning the SDRs, monitoring and managing the SRW and WNW networks.

Joint Tactical Networking Environment Network Operations Toolkit (J-TNT)

Joint Tactical Network Environment Network Operations Toolkit (J-TNT) is a joint tactical end-to-end Network Operations (NETOPS), planning, configuring, monitoring, and managing toolset for software defined radios (SDRs). J-TNT provides a consolidated platform that hosts numerous planning, monitoring, and network management tools resident on non-standard equipment (NSE). J-TNT provides a user-friendly platform to plan, configure, monitor, and manage SDRs and waveforms while reducing the need to field and fund additional laptops.

Tactical Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) - Infrastructure (TDI)

The TDI provides global or regional cyberspace defenders (e.g. Cyber Protection Team and Regional Cyber Centers) a remote maneuver capability to augment and/or support local cyberspace defenders (e.g., 255S/25D) with preserving an organization's ability to utilize mission critical data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other designated systems.

Defense Cyber Operations - Infrastructure Tactical (DCO-I)

Defensive Cyberspace Operations (Tactical) (DCO(T)) is a COTS based, accelerated acquisition, building upon capability delivered for Operational Need Statements. DCO(T) is a combination of COTS hardware and software as well as GOTS software running as virtual machines on this DCO Integrated Kit.

This DCO Integrated Kit (computing HW & SW infrastructure) will reside within the Command Post, at the BN through Corps Command Posts for both organic Cyber Network Defenders as well as remote access by Cyber Protect Teams to Local Area Network (LAN) to support defense of the Network.

This program will deliver the integration of capabilities for the local Cyber Network Defense team with the Strategic Cyber Mission Forces.

Integrated Tactical Network Operations (ITNO)

Develops and fields robust, standardized NetOps capabilities required to manage and control the network assets at the various echelons of the tactical network environment supporting modernization efforts within the Army's portion of the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Network (DODIN).

- Provides near-term "bridging" of NetOps capabilities for tactical radios and backbone transmission systems operating within the tactical environment of the LandWarNet
-Converges, through co-hosting/federation, tactical NetOps capabilities to provide a standardized tactical NetOps capability
-TNOM capability is delivered as software upgrades running in multiple COE computing environments

  • x
  • JENM
  • J-TNT
  • TDI
  • DCO-I
  • ITNO