Have hand to hand combat wars in the battlefield theaters become one step closer to the movie the “Terminator”, by using hybrid UAV/UAS and human soldier with almost cyborg type capabilities assisted by AI, AR, and Autonomous vehicles?
New technologies in IoBT, small antennas and other SWaP (low Size Weight and Power) connected devices, combined with Smart Clothes, have made ground communication a reliable and low latency resource that is indispensable when in international or domestic conflict.
What is driving the military sector in UAS IoBT, is the inevitable obsolescence and antiquated reliance of push-to-talk radios or low-bandwidth satellite communications that can compromise a successful mission and have cost countless unnecessary collateral damage, which includes lives.
In order to have a tactical edge, it is paramount that our military is protected with technology that provides secure and redundant communications and creates a prohibition against the power of interference from hostile jammers, by shielding their data in a more secure environment. In order to do this, you need high-quality, high data-rate bandwidth for simultaneous data, voice, and video communications. It is a critical tool that our military needs to rely on more than ever.
Features such as Communications-On-the-Move (COTM), Communications-On-The-Pause (COTP), and Manpack communications are essential for situational awareness, multi-domain theater access, operational theater back-haul, and Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, ISR (C5ISR), notwithstanding high data rates in any given region that can be provided at speeds up to 10Mbps x 3Mbps with terminals as small as 60cm.
UAS, IoBT, Broadband Ground Communications, SATCOMs (Satellite Communications) and VSATs (Very Small Aperture Terminal) are evolving to new hybrid use levels with new boots on the ground, that are making it possible to strategically deploy in new battlefield theaters which can have a very high success rate and a very low collateral damage outcome.