Cubic’s subsidiary DTECH Labs has received the first two delivery orders to provide modular, hyper-converged tactical communications solutions to the US Special Operations Command.
DTECH will support the next generation of US Special Operations Command’s tactical local area network (TACLAN), by providing mobile, modular, micro-single enclave (M3-SE) secure networking equipment.
Cubic Mission Solutions secure networking vice-president Mike Barthlow said: “We look forward to delivering a ruggedised hyper-converged solution to our US Special Operations Forces (SOF) warfighters, to help lighten their load while simultaneously increasing processing capacity and improving their access to the information environment at the edge of the battlefield.”
The M3-SE equipment is claimed to provide a modular, ruggedised, scalable and reliable communications solution that minimises size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements while increasing capability at all levels.
The SWaP reduction includes DTECH’s scalable hyper-converged compute capability, M3-SE-VSVR.
It facilitates the creation of a distributed cloud architecture that provides SOF with mission services all the way to the edge of the battlefield in direct support of the warfighter, Cubic stated.
The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC)-certified DTECH solutions are claimed to reduce complexity, improve resiliency and empower mobility of the SOF information environment.
Cubic acquired DTECH in 2014 to expand the company’s offering in secure communications for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) networking capabilities.
DTECH operates within the Cubic Mission Solutions business division.