Telecom Lead America: The
U.S. Navy has selected Oceus Networks’ Xiphos networking solution for a pilot
for a new Navy portable maritime C2 system.
Oceus Networks claims this will be the first operational
deployment of 4G LTE for the U.S. Department of Defense.
The pilot will be conducted over the next year with the
Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group, homeported in Norfolk, Va. The Xiphos
tactical cellular solution will provide secure wireless broadband for real time
access to Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data for
intra-ship communications over the horizon, and inter-ship communications via
commercial hand-held devices.
“The Xiphos 4G LTE solution provides orders of magnitude
greater capability over what is currently deployed,” said Douglas C.
Smith, president and CEO of Oceus Networks.
Oceus’ mobile ruggedized networks can be placed aboard
ships, installed in tactical warfighter vehicles, mounted on UAV’s and other aerial
platforms, and can be soon soldier back-packed into austere environments
wherever secure robust high-speed voice, video and data communications
capabilities are needed.
The Xiphos family of ruggedized and mobile 4G LTE networks
has data rates scalable from 37 to 350 Mbps, and has a terrestrial range up to
62 miles radius per node, enabling networks to cover the Navy’s tactical area
The Xiphos systems are built on the 4G LTE commercial
standards allowing the Navy to fully leverage the commercial investment in this