The demo built-in radios with Northrop Grumman’s tactical information hyperlinks, AT&T’s non-public 5G community and Fujitsu’s O-RAN Community
AT&T, Fujitsu and Northrop Grumman Company mentioned they not too long ago demonstrated 5G-enabled intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in Northrop Grumman’s new 5G lab.
The companions famous that the demonstration built-in radios with Northrop Grumman’s tactical information hyperlinks, AT&T’s non-public 5G community and Fujitsu’s Open Radio Entry Community (O-RAN) to transmit ISR information and video. Northrop Grumman highlighted that this can be a essential step in constructing the digital battle community to assist multi-domain operations.
“This essential functionality will deliver collectively the excessive speeds, low latency and cybersecurity protections of personal 5G networks with the pliability and scalability of economic 5G capabilities,” mentioned Ben Davies, VP and GM for networked info options division at Northrop Grumman. “Enabling 5G connectivity for our warfighters throughout domains will assist notice a related battlespace for the joint power,” the manager added.
“This demonstration showcased the advantages of commercially out there 5G for the Division of Protection and the open, standards-based applied sciences that we’re exploring and creating as leaders within the O-RAN Alliance,” mentioned Lance Spencer, consumer EVP of protection and the general public sector, AT&T.
“Open RAN is accelerating 5G improvements to ship high-speed, low-latency necessities for mission-critical functions,” mentioned Greg Manganello, senior VP and vice head of the 5G cellular techniques enterprise unit at Fujitsu. “Our collaboration with Northrop Grumman and AT&T highlights the advantages of the ecosystem underpinning of Open RAN, enabling new configurations of mission-critical communications networks.”
In April 2022, AT&T and Northrop Grumman Company had entered right into a collaboration settlement to analysis and develop a digital battle community, powered by the service’s 5G and Northrop Grumman’s superior mission techniques, to assist the DoD.
Beneath the phrases of the collaboration deal, Northrop Grumman and AT&T mentioned they plan to ship a scalable and open structure answer that can assist the DoD join distributed sensors, shooters and information from all domains, terrains and forces.
The U.S. telco mentioned that this digital battle community is anticipated to deliver collectively the excessive speeds, low latency and cybersecurity protections of personal 5G networks with the pliability and scalability of AT&T’s industrial 5G capabilities and provide a essential functionality to assist the DoD’s imaginative and prescient for Joint All Area Command and Management (JADC2).
The settlement established a joint analysis and growth framework to prototype, show and check AT&T’s industrial 5G networking capabilities built-in with Northrop Grumman’s portfolio.