The amount of positive feedback BACN
receives from our warfighters is a testament to the critical support BACN
currently provides and an inspiration to continuously enhance the system's capabilities.
Claude Hashem, vice president of network communications systems for Northrop Grumman Information Systems said, BACN
is making a tremendous difference for our warfighters.
uses a suite of computer and radio systems to connect disparate voice and datalink networks, to provide bridges between radio frequencies and thereby extend communication ranges throughout the battlespacc.
Air Force Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN
) - Phase 1 The BACN
program will develop and fabricate a robust communications package that can be hosted on a Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or similar platform, and demonstrate it in Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment (JEFX) 2006.
In this manner, Smart Node Pod has the capability to augment BACN
in its anchor role as the persistent high altitude gateway of the Joint Aerial Layer Network (JALN) by providing connectivity at the lower tier.
Using a suite of computers and radio systems, BACN
bridges and extends communications among disparate users and different datalink networks to provide situational awareness and enable better command and control coordination between warfighters and commanders.
This new award includes LVT(1) terminal variants for F/A-18, EA-18G, E-2D, P-3, EP-3E aircraft and MH-60R/S helicopters, along with terminals for the BACN
program and U.
The TDLITC 82nd Communications Support Squadron (CSS) has been in place for over 30 years and completes testing for: airborne C2 units, such as the E-3 and JSTARS; airborne non-C2 units, such as the F-15 C/D, F-15 E, F-16, F-22, B-2, B-1, AC-130, CV-22 and HH-60; ground based C2 systems such as the MCE, BCS-F, NCR-IADS, BC3, JADSI, TACP, BAO Kit, and JSS; and Gateways like Link 16 Alaska, Pocket-J, ROBE, JRE, JETP, TACP CASS, MTCD, and BACN