Silvus Director of Army Strategic Programs, Colonel (Ret.) Mike Kell, spoke with European Security & Defence Magazine about how Silvus is providing the critical communications infrastructure for the US Army’s Integrated Tactical Network.
When the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that the 2021 US Open was taking place at the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA, there was an excitement in and around the city. As city officials began to prepare for the June event, and with COVID restrictions loosening per vaccination, security and crowd management became top of mind.
In the United States, an estimated 114,000 people were waiting for organ transplants, and only 30% of those got their organs on time in 2019. According to Kaiser Health News and Reveal from the Center of Investigative Reporting, nearly 170 organs could not be transplanted. Almost 370 endured near misses with delays of two hours or more because of transportation problems.
From the simple radiotelegraphy experiments of Guglielmo Marconi to the sophisticated wireless systems of today, scientists have learned to harness the communications capacity of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum in phenomenal ways. As wireless communications evolve, one of the most promising advances is in transmit beamforming – when a wireless transmitter targets a specific receiving device rather than sending its signal like a broadcast antenna for any receiver to pick up.
The drive for increased capacity means the military can adopt commercially developed waveforms but adapt them for tighter security.
UAV Factory has launched an upgraded version of its Penguin C small tactical UAS (unmanned aerial system). The Mk 2 model has successfully completed its validation flight program and deliveries to customers are currently underway.
The U.S. Army’s tactical network science and technology arm made major breakthroughs at a recent experiment on several pieces of advanced technologies that will likely be part of the service’s next set of new network tools.
The U.S. Army is seeing improvements in anti-jam capabilities in new radios crucial to securing manned-unmanned communications at its annual Network Modernization Experiment.
The Air National Guard’s MQ-9 enterprise has been quietly fighting under the radar to show the remotely piloted aircraft has utility in future operations by transforming its hunter-killer counterinsurgency capabilities to better enable joint all-domain command and control under a little-known initiative called the “Ghost Reaper,” multiple sources tell Inside Defense.
Silvus Technologies developed a new radio waveform that will make it more difficult for adversaries to intercept and detect communications signals of the U.S. Army, the company announced Aug. 13.