ITT Exelis To Supply GNOMAD Systems For U.S Army In South Korea
12:00 AM, July 24, 2012
The U.S Army has awarded ITT Exelis a Rapid Equipping Force contract to provide Mission Command On the Move (MCOTM) systems for the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea. Called Global Network on the Move-Active Distribution, or GNOMAD, the system provides broadband, on-the-move, satellite connectivity through the integration of several commercial-off-the-shelf products. It delivers a combat-proven, modular, reliable communications system to extend critical network connectivity to the lowest possible echelon on the battlefield. “GNOMAD will help our 2nd Infantry Division customer maintain situational awareness and exercise mission command applications while on the move,” said Ken Harrison, vice president of Communications Solutions business at ITT Exelis Electronic Systems. “This technology provides an affordable bridge or alternative to current program of record systems and is available now for easy integration into the host communications platform”. GNOMAD’s reduced size, weight and power make it a viable solution for integration into multiple U.S. Army ground platforms, including. The new systems will first be used in an upcoming exercise in South Korea and then, pending Army and unit approval, remain in country with the 2nd Infantry Division.