C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

GDUK’s ‘Hawk’ communication node showcased with 4G/LTE

04 February 2019

General Dynamics UK (GDUK) has outlined its ‘Hawk’ Communications and Information Services (CIS) Node concept that it showcased at the Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) in November 2018.

The Hawk CIS Node was fielded with 4G/LTE, high frequency (HF), ultra HF (UHF), satellite communications (satcom), and mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technologies to support tactical communications for forward-deployed ground units, as well as reach-back to a tactical operations centre (TOC), Tim Hooper, business development manager at GDUK, said during 31 January comments at the Mobile Deployable Communications conference in Warsaw, Poland.

The CIS Node was integrated on a British Army 4×4 Foxhound light patrol vehicle, although Hooper said the integration of GDUK’s own 4G/LTE capability comprised a “key interest” for the Ministry of Defence at AWE.

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