Army to field new network after NIE reaches 'next level'
Photo Credit: Claire Heininger Schwerin, U.S. Army
The Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 12.2 was the third and largest such event the Army has held to date, requiring the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, to assess the network's performance while stretched across vast distances and punishing terrain at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Soldier feedback and test results from NIE 12.2 will validate and finalize Capability Set 13, the first integrated package of tactical communications gear that will be fielded to up to eight brigade combat teams starting in October. The integrated package of radios, satellite systems, software applications, smartphone-like devices and other network components supported 2/1 AD as the unit spread across the desert and mountains to complete its mission.
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