BAE Systems has unveiled its latest product which provides secure military communication networks linking everything from small reconnaissance drones to combat vehicles, fighter jets, aircraft carriers or military commands.

NetVIPR uses the full spectrum of communications infrastructure to avoid being solely reliant on satellites or fixed infrastructure which are often targeted by adversaries.

It is made up of a series of nodes and each node in the secure network is able to add, access and move data.

Highly resilient

This means that even if some nodes are damaged in warfare, the rest automatically re-route to maintain optimum network speed and flow of information, making it highly resilient.

Over the past two years, BAE Systems has demonstrated NetVIPR’s capability on a range of equipment, integrating it with existing military radio systems.

Dave Sullivan, development lead of NetVIPR, explained: “Building deployable communications networks in an operational battlespace is a complex challenge. NetVIPR is a software solution providing an intelligent, flexible and secure network that can be deployed from Command Headquarters all the way down to uncrewed air vehicles or other new autonomous platforms.”
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