The U.S. Army has demonstrated an updated tactical networkÂ operationsÂ toolset as part of the Warfighter Information Network-TacticalÂ Increment 3 limited user test during the NetworkÂ Integration Evaluation 16.2 eventÂ at Fort Bliss, Texas.
The service branch said Thursday results of the evaluation will support the integration of software upgrades into theÂ at-the-halt and on-the-move featuresÂ of the WIN-T network.
Col. Charles Masaracchia, commander for for 2nd Brigade of the 1st Armored Division, said the NetOps toolset works to identify and address network issues at the command post without having to travel to a station.
Network officers tested the upgraded tool suiteÂ at the NIE eventÂ toÂ configure, operate, monitor, troubleshoot and secure the network, the service branch noted.
The Army added the updatesÂ worked to automate many of theÂ tasks as well as provideÂ firewall tools and defensive cyber visualization to assistÂ soldiers inÂ managing and protecting the network from threats.
The service branch also looks toÂ upgradeÂ the NetOps of the lower tactical Internet radio network through the Army’s joint radio network manager as well asÂ synchronize WIN-T and radio networks in the future.
To further testÂ WIN-T Increment 3, the Army also evaluated theÂ Network Centric Waveform v10Â software, which is designedÂ to provide satellite communications fromÂ division headquarters to the company level, the Army said.