C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

US Army exploring network needs for future combat vehicles and helos

24 April 2019

At a time when the US Army is moving out with plans to field the next-generation of ground combat vehicles and helicopters, it is also examining what will be required of the network to support these weapons systems.

During a 10 April interview with Jane's , the programme executive officer for Command, Control, and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), Major General David Bassett, and the director for the network cross-functional team, Major General Pete Gallagher, discussed changes to the network, and how they are working to prepare for the development and acquisition of new platforms.

"There's an army network that we're trying to integrate and it's going to go into vehicles and it's going to go into aircraft but then sometimes there's unique communications requirements for things like robotic vehicles that you want to build something that's sort of tailored and purpose-built to meet more stringent requirements," Maj Gen Bassett explained.

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