C4iSR: Land

IDEX 2019: General Dynamics pitches new vehicle networking architecture

21 February 2019

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has developed a new version of its vehicle networking architecture, called MESHnet V6, and showcased it at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi in February 2019.

Richard Fawcett, GDMS-Canada’s director for land and joint solutions, told Jane’s that MESHnet V6 was the latest version of an architecture developed over the last 25 years, with versions sold to a number of countries, including the UK as part of the Bowman programme. V5 was selected by the Canadian Army for its LAV 6.0 and Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle platforms.

Fawcett said that V6 was developed partly as a result of the UK’s Project Morpheus Evolve to Open (EVO) programme, for which GDMS is the prime contractor.

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