Strategic Intelligence & Global Defence
High capacity Over The Horizon networks means that commanders and analysts can access and process ‘big data’ more quickly to inform accurate and timely decision-making, thus increasing the operational tempo.
Deliver Collective Capacity
Multinational requirements continue to grow with bandwidth-heavy applications. Tropo can provide significant bandwidth for Brigades, Regiments and sub-units and thicken and complement existing or future networks.
Support STRIKE Brigades
Due to the nature of intelligence-led operations, the extensive use of ISR and comparatively large C4IS infrastructure to support multiple nodes, there are large bandwidth requirements for fixed bases and FOBs. Tropo gives the potential to provide HD quality, full-motion video, from tactical UAV assets back to the decision-makers and intelligence analysts by reaching out to the tactical edge.
A Tropo hub and spoke infrastructure, such as was used by used Peace Support Operations in Kosovo, can deliver considerable savings compared to satellite over the length of deployment** as well as massively increasing the capability through higher bandwidth.
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response
Little to no organic communication availability is the character of Disaster Response and Humanitarian Aid operations.
Until now, expensive and strategically valuable MILSAT or COMSATCOM systems have had to provide initial communications. Providing a high capacity Tropo infrastructure with low running costs improves the response and cost-effectiveness of any operation.
Rescue Missions such as a NEO could potentially use Tropo, dependant on the footprint of the operation, to compliment or thicken an existing SATCOM capability. The availability of bandwidth is instant and does not attract the premium cost of a reduced Notice to Move (NTM) under an agreed Service Level Agreement with a PFI.
** 20 years ongoing