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Are Your MIlitary Communications Too Reliant On Satellites?

Posted by Base Camp Connect on March 2, 2020

In March 2019, the US Air Force launched an advanced military communications satellite. This satellite significantly increases the bandwidth available for military communication. There’s just one problem: protecting satellites from natural and human-made disruption and attack is severe. What are your other options to reinforce military communications?

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Topics: Satellite communications, satellite, Military

What to know about Quantum Cryptography : 3 simple ways to explore it

Posted by Base Camp Connect on January 29, 2020

There’s much hype around quantum computing and quantum cryptography. That doesn’t mean you should write off these technologies as unimportant. Instead, take a few minutes to understand the basics, how it can improve your security and how to get started.

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Topics: security standards, communication security, cryptography, quantum cryptography

Do Your Tactical Communications Meet The Toughest Security Standards?

Posted by Base Camp Connect on January 8, 2020

In tactical communications, there are endless choices.

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Topics: Tactical Communications, security standards, communication security, security

Overcoming Barriers To Coalition Communications

Posted by Base Camp Connect on December 10, 2019

Your coalition defense efforts have a vulnerability. This weakness has nothing to do with your weapons. It has nothing to do with your training though inadequate training makes it worse. Poor coalition communications processes and equipment are quietly holding your effectiveness back. Unless this problem is fixed, you are going to suffer slower response times, political difficulties and more causalities.

The High Cost Of Poor Coalition Communications

Western forces operating in Afghanistan in the 2000s have faced constant problems. Consider communication problems alone. As pointed out in a RAND report, “Lessons Learned from the Afghan Mission Network”: 

“Despite its ostensible utility, a common mission network for ISAF forces did not emerge. This was due to three intertwined factors: (1) individual countries’ information, and data-sharing practices remained relatively stovepiped; (2) traditional and long-standing security concerns trumped operational necessity; and (3) the difficulties associated with connecting disparate national and functional systems.”

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Topics: coalition communications, barriers, NATO, communication interoperability

Five Reasons To Test Coalition Communication In Your Next Exercise

Posted by Base Camp Connect on November 14, 2019

Military exercises are an excellent means to test tactics and provide training opportunities for troops. You are probably already training your tactics, weapons, and strategy. However, you will miss your goals if there is weak battlefield communication with your allies. Here are five reasons why you should test coalition communications.

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Topics: emergency communications, Tactical Communications, Interagency communications, critical communications, Communications equipment, communication tool, coalition communications, communication exercise, testing communication capabilities

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