Delivery of the Army’s highly controversial Warfighter Information Network-Tactical system will come to a halt in order to reboot the service’s entire tactical network so that it can operate against threats emerging on the battlefield.
The effort to update mission command network software and hardware across the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard, set to begin later this year, should impact some 400 units by the time it’s completed in 2019.
Soldiers test equipment for multi-domain combat and prepare to maximize its effect in dynamic battlefields during the two-week long Network Integration Evaluation that takes places annually at Fort Bliss outside of El Paso, Texas.
For the new light infantry unit conducting the Network Integration Evaluation out at Fort Bliss, Texas, smaller, lighter and more mobile systems that don’t inherently make soldiers enemy targets due to heat and electromagnetic signatures are on the wish list for future system iterations.
The U.S. Army is nearing the end of its two-week annual Network Integration Evaluation at Fort Bliss, Texas, where it tests out capabilities to determine how to continue to shape the network in the context of real battlefield operations.