Military Embedded Systems

Mobile ad hoc network designed by Silvus adopted by U.S. Army


October 01, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Army photo.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. Silvus Technologies, Inc. announced the receival of a $3 million order from the U.S. Army to provide the first commercial mobile ad hoc network (MANET) radio deployed at scale in the Army's Middle-Tier Integrated Tactical Network.

According to the company, as part of Capability Set 21 Critical Design Review, Silvus radios were selected to connect key command and control nodes due to both their self-organizing network designed to operate in multiple spectrum bands at high data rates, and their interference mitigation capabilities.

The company claims that Silvus radios will be deployed in both mobile and at-the-halt configurations, providing continuity of operations for tactical forces that was previously unavailable with the singular reliance on at-the-halt communications infrastructure. Additionally, Silvus radios will support the initial ITN fielding to four infantry brigade combat teams in FY21.

The $3 million order follows Silvus' demonstration of a 140-node network working in a narrow band network to deliver large volumes of position and location information in a company-scale formation over operational distances in support of the Army's Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) program. 

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