Army to evaluate new software platform

Dec. 1, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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RESTON, Va., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is expected to being an evaluation of a next-generation military software following the technology's delivery by developer Northrop Grumman.

U.S. company Northrop Grumman announced its new Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below software platform is designed to support military situational awareness and command-and-control requirements.

Northrop Grumman delivered the next-generation software, called Joint Capabilities Release, to the Army for formal evaluation. Officials say the technology is part of an effort to establish a common platform used by both the Marines and Army.

"The Joint Capabilities Release enhancements and added interoperability expand FBCB2 to a robust system that is orders of magnitude more capable than what is available to soldiers and Marines today," Joe Taylor, Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector vice president of the Ground Combat Systems operating unit, said in a statement.

"The improvements in latency alone will make a tremendous difference on the battlefield."

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