Doug Bedell — March 9, 2019, 9:23 am

Ultimate Security? Marines Look Into ‘Wiring’ Battlefields


Military.com
advises that the Marine Corps Systems Command is looking into whether battlefields could be “wired” for “transmitting large amounts of voice, video and data.”

“The adage ‘move, shoot, communicate’ hasn’t changed, but how we communicate is rapidly changing,” says Major Eric Holmes, project officer. “Given the rapid pace of innovation in technology, the Marine Corps is currently evaluating maturing capabilities.”

The new system “must be capable of providing a ‘high-bandwidth transmission path used for voice, video and data communications,” an MC release says.

Now, if battlefields could only be wired for assured victory as well. Heroism is still required.

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