UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The U.S. military is constantly looking for a leg up on the battlefield. Now, the Pentagon has turned its attention to wireless internet.
The Army recently announced that it field-tested Secure Wi-Fi technology “to help gain an operational edge” against potential adversaries.
In November, the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, successfully used the Secure Wi-Fi system during a training mission at Fort Irwin.
During the test, the brigade command post was relocated to different points on the battlefield.
According to the Army, the new Wi-Fi technology brought critical network and mission command systems online in minutes, rather than hours — the typical time it takes when soldiers have to hardwire a command post for network connectivity.
The Army has not publicly addressed if the system could be vulnerable to cyberattacks.