The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has chosen Silvus Technologies’ StreamCaster 4400 MANET radios and Mobile Networked MIMO (MN-MIMO) Waveform with advanced Spectrum Dominance capabilities for use in the Networking On-the-Move (NOTM) communications system.

The NOTM will be used on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) and Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV).

StreamCaster 4400 is claimed to be the first MANET radio enlisted into the NOTM mobile communication architecture.

The USMC awarded a $5m contract to Silvus Technologies for StreamCaster radio procurement.

To serve as an important piece of the NOTM mobile communications system, StreamCaster 4400 MANET was selected because of its capability to create a self-organising mesh network across several spectrum bands at high data rates.

This radio allows the Marine Air-Ground Task Force to gain access to satellite communications, connect and network dispersed vehicles, airborne assets and dismounted units.

It will also allow warfighters to use NOTM to transmit important information to commanders and boost situational awareness in conditions that are hostile.

Silvus’ Mobile Networked MIMO (MN-MIMO) Waveform comes with Spectrum Dominance features that allow operations even in contested and congested spectrum conditions.

Silvus senior director of navy, marine, and air force programmes Chris Nigon said: “As the Department of Defense increases integration of MANET radios into the Joint All-Domain Command & Control Communications architecture, enabling USMC’s NOTM communications system is a significant milestone for Silvus.

“With this contract award, we are proud that our StreamCaster MANET radios and MN-MIMO waveform with advanced Spectrum Dominance capabilities will become an essential piece of the NOTM mobile communications system, putting high-performance wireless networking capabilities in the hands of our marines.”