Networking on the edge gets demo for U.S. Marines, Navy


June 22, 2022

Dan Taylor

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Radio waves artist’s illustration.

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California. A defense communications and networking provider recently conducted a live-flight demonstration at Camp Pendleton in California to test networked text, voice communications, and live video in support of the US Marine Corps’ I Marine Expeditionary Force and the US Navy’s Third Fleet.

Fuse Integration announced that it had demonstrated its Tactical Edge Networking capability, which involves interconnected nodes and command posts aimed at assisting expeditionary advanced base operations.

The company said in a statement that during the day-long exercise at Camp Pendleton, they provided networked text, voice communications, and live video across the distributed network to the I MEF and Third Fleet. The aim of the exercise was to show that the technology could conduct directional mesh networking, multi-link crossbanding, and other capabilities in a SATCOM-denied environment.