U.S. Department of Defense tactical networking and command post programs widely acknowledge the critical need to improve mobility. The current state-of-the-art for tent-based command posts requires hours of setup, which includes thousands of feet of copper wiring that delay network availability, resulting in a dangerous lack of situational awareness for commanders.
Currently, troops who jump from one location to another typically do so in phases. Tent infrastructure, generators, network servers and satellite links going up first followed by the running of cables to provide the local area network (LAN) command post support. This process translates to long delays in the availability of command-and-control (C2) information services, which can in turn lead to increased vulnerability of people and their systems.https://www.c4isrnet.com/opinion/2019/03/13/wi-fi-and-lte-poised-to-transform-tactical-networking/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2014.03.19&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief