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31 Oct 12. In a key milestone, Raytheon Company has demonstrated the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) on its new class of airborne and ground radio terminals, providing soldiers with another way to communicate across disparate networks. During the demonstration, users were able to send voice and data traffic between Raytheon’s terminal and another soldier radio running SRW. Raytheon is moving through the Department of Defense’s Joint Tactical Networking Center’s (JTNC) certification process for waveform conformance, and the company plans to be at upcoming interoperability tests with the government. In addition to SRW, Raytheon’s tactical radios already have the Next Generation Mobile Ad Hoc Networking Waveform (NMW), specifically designed to run on lower cost, reduced size and lower power-consumption radios, while delivering much-needed wideband networking capability. Raytheon’s airborne radios are integrated on helicopters and unmanned aircraft. The ground radio system is called MAINGATE, or Mobile Ad Hoc Interoperability Network Gateway. It is targeted for the U.S. Army’s mid-tier network, for which it is under evaluation at this year’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) at Fort Bliss, Texas. MAINGATE, with NMW, has been in operational use with deployed forces for more than two years. The latest radios are capable of running narrowband and networking waveforms as well as the future Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform from the JTNC library. Raytheon recently provided its NMW into this same repository to facilitate interoperability with MAINGATE.

29 Oct 12. GE Intelligent Platforms extended its family of high performance, rugged, routing and network security appliances designed for military/aerospace deployment in harsh environments. The RTR2GE and RTR4GE feature two- and four Gigabit Ethernet ports respectively, complementing the 8-port RTR8GE and allowing customers to choose the optimum configuration for a wide range of network topologies. All three rugged, security-focused network routers feature the comprehensive field-tested Junos® operating system from Juniper Networks®, a recognized leader in providing secure network solutions to the commercial, industrial and military/aerospace markets. The firewall, intrusion prevention and detection, and extensive quality of service (QoS) capabilities of Junos enable secure IPv4/IPv6 connectivity for military vehicles, aircraft and forward operating bases supporting net-centric operations. The RTR2GE, RTR4GE and RTR8GE are integrated in a SWaP-optimized enclosure that meets the demanding environmental requirements of military/aerospace applications.

01 Nov 12. Harris Corporation has introduced a new managed services solution that will enable customers to move massive amounts of data securely over a nationwide, high-capacity terrestrial communications network. The Harris Trusted Enterprise Network (HTEN) is designed specifically for large enterprises that must transport large amounts of mission-critical information securely within a private environment, such as government agencies, military, first responders, healthcare organizations, and investment firms. Network services will be provided by Harris within a managed services structure that can be customized for each user to meet individual requirements for security, bandwidth, speed, availability, and focused customer care. The network will be fully operational in January 2013. HTEN consists of more than 15,000 fiber route miles, 100 gigabits of capacity on each route, and more than 30 points of presence across the U.S. When combined with the company’s existing terrestrial infrastructure within the U.S., which includes 3,500 terrestrial circuits in 29 states, Harris can offer its customers one of the most robust fiber networks in the industry. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

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