On-the-Move Network to Increase Armored Formation Survivability, Lethality

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October 18, 2022 | Originally published by U.S. Army on September 19, 2022

To be successful in a future multidomain operational fight against a near-peer adversary, U.S. armored formations will require robust resilient network connectivity, and they’ll need it on the move. A recent Army pilot assessment of new and emerging commercial on-the-move network capabilities demonstrated how modernized commercial command and control capabilities could enable mobility, increase survivability, and ensure lethality at the decisive point, across all Warfighting functions.

The Army’s Armored Formation On-The-Move, or OTM, Network Pilot – supported by the “Spartan Brigade,” 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division – was conducted at Fort Stewart, Georgia, in January and February 2022. The pilot was not a formal operational test or acquisition down-select, but an opportunity for the Army to inform operational and technical concepts, requirements, technological maturity, and affordability in support of the service’s network modernization Capability Set 25 design goals.