Tactical Network Transport
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DESCRIPTION

Tactical Network Transport equipment delivers seamless, assured mission command, advanced communications and a comprehensive common operating picture in support of joint, coalition and civil missions worldwide. As part of the Army’s tactical network, Tactical Network Transport establishes an at-the-halt network backbone that provides the full range of data, voice and video communications to command posts at the battalion and above echelons, using both line-of-sight (terrestrial) and beyond-line-of-sight (satellite/tropospheric) communications nodes.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

At-the-halt capability has been fully fielded since 2012 to more than 90 percent of the Army and meets the Army’s at-the-halt operational requirements. To support expanding network requirements and improve the readiness of today’s operational force, the Army continues to implement upgrades to the at-the-halt capability that increase and optimize bandwidth, improve capability and interoperability while hardening cyber security.

SPECIFICATIONS

Three types of transportable network nodes provide high-speed wide area network capability for secure voice, video and data exchange

  • Tactical Hub Node (THN) supports division headquarters
  • Joint Network Node (JNN) supports brigade-level headquarters
  • Battalion Command Post Node (BnCPN) supports battalion-level headquarters.

Regional Hub Node, a fourth type of node, is a fixed installation equivalent to three THNs used to support theater-level operations.

Satellite Transportable Terminal a highly transportable and mobile satellite system, operates in conjunction with the JNN and BnCPN. It is designed to establish secure voice, video and data communications virtually anytime and anywhere.

PROGRAM STATUS

FY18: Conclusion of fielding effort of End of Life Tech Refresh against Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) obsolescence

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

FY19-FY23:

  • Fielding for next baseline of End of Life Tech Refresh against COTS obsolescence
  • Procuring and Fielding wireless capability to Brigade, Expeditionary Signal Battalion and Above
  • Fielding coalition local area network capability and Top Secret Enclave to selected units

Contractors

  • Increment 1B Colorless Core Kits Production and Integration: General Dynamics Mission Systems (Taunton, MA)
  • Transportable Terminals: General Dynamics Mission Systems (Duluth, GA)
  • PM Support: Engineering Solutions and Products (Aberdeen, MD); JANUS (Aberdeen, MD)