CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a funding award to BBN Technologies to support the Wireless Network after Next program.
U.S. company BBN was awarded the DARPA contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory. Under the approximately $11.3 million award, BBN will develop a hardened virtual network infrastructure for the Wireless Network after Next program.
The WNaN program is part of an effort to provide soldiers the ability to communicate at all operational levels on any deployed device.
"These are the kinds of technologies that the warfighter needs that have not been seriously deployed in the past under any other program." Jason Redi, BBN Technologies WNaN principal investigator, said in a statement.