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ARMY FUTURES TAKES KEY STEP IN ENABLING INTEROPERABILITY OF MULTINATIONAL POWER SYSTEMS

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Army Futures Command, or AFC, has developed an intelligent power and energy architecture that enables the interoperability of multinational power systems during coalition operations.

AFC’s subordinate command, the Combat Capabilities Development Command, integrated a tactical microgrid with Italy and Canada this June during Capable Logistician 2019, a multinational logistics exercise to test interoperability and assess NATO standards at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Grounds, Poland.

The exercise, which included approximately 3,450 troops and representatives from 30 nations, demonstrated several innovative, “smart energy” technologies with the potential to reduce fuel waste, improve operational effectiveness and enhance interoperability among NATO forces. … Read More

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FUTURES COMMAND LOOKS TO ENABLE PLUG-AND-PLAY PNT ACROSS ARMY PLATFORMS

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army Futures Command is developing a modular plug-and-play framework that will enable the rapid insertion of emerging position, navigation and timing, or PNT, technologies into Army air, ground and Soldier platforms.

The Modular GPS Independent Sensors project, known as MoGIS, is a shift from developing stand-alone PNT systems that have proprietary software and hardware interfaces.

Instead, newly developed components can be integrated in a modular framework with a vendor-agnostic, multi-source solution. The modular open systems approach, or MOSA, uses accessible, published standards that are open for government and industry to work toward. … Read More

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