Viasat displays Cloud-based communication capabilities in naval exercise
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Viasat displays Cloud-based communication capabilities in naval exercise

28 May 2021 (Last Updated May 28th, 2021 15:10)

The company displayed a diverse set of communication capabilities at NICE ANTX, held in North Carolina.

Viasat displays Cloud-based communication capabilities in naval exercise
Viasat displayed methods to increase network capacity and resilience to improve situational awareness and enable advanced battlespace applications. Credit: Defence-Imagery from Pixabay.

Viasat has demonstrated tactical Cloud-based communication capabilities to enable advanced battlespace applications during a naval technology exercise in the US.

The company displayed the abilities at the Naval Integration in Contested Environments (NICE) Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) held at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The event called on industry stakeholders to demonstrate new technologies that can be used by the US Navy and US Marine Corps in support of Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) and Littoral Operations in Contested Environments (LOCE).

Viasat used its technologies to increase network capacity and communication resilience in contested environments to enhance situation awareness.

The scope of the demonstration included enabling secure ship-to-shore communications in a littoral environment and swift deployment and management of communication nodes at all echelons.

Additionally, the company used Office of Naval Research ENDOR Future Naval Capability (FNC) and Viasat NetAgility to enable Electronic Warfare Operations across distributed systems.

It also implemented an automated Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency (PACE) plan to boost resiliency and management across all network nodes.

Viasat Government Systems president Craig Miller said: “The US Navy and Marine Corps understand the importance of exploring technological innovations that can support critical operations in difficult contested environments.

“At NICE ANTX, we demonstrated a diverse set of communication advancements, in an environment of emerging cyber and electronic warfare threats, and augmented existing military communication networks, tailored command and control capabilities at the tactical edge and provided advanced methods to deliver reliable, uninterrupted broadband connectivity through an enhanced on-the-move communications platform.”

The NICE ANTX event was led by the Naval Research & Development Enterprise.