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Marines test mobiles for data sharing

Nov. 25, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments

A U.S. Marine Corps exercise last week demonstrated the utility of mobiles for ISR data sharing.

Agile Bloodhound, jointly conducted Nov. 13-14 by the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Experimentation Center and the 3rd Marine Regiment in Hawaii, integrated ISR data with command and control systems, according to an ONR news release.

Among the technologies demonstrated was a serverless chat system, for person-to-person and group communications, that allows users not connected to the network to participate. Also demonstrated was a “knowledge discovery system” that uses smartphones and tablets for quick ISR collection and analysis, and Wiki software that allows collaboration to create social network graphs and real-time updates of photos and maps.

“Marines in the heat of battle have more pressing things to worry about than trying to make sense of a lot of different pieces of intelligence,” ONR program manager John Moniz said. “They need the right information at the right time, and Agile Bloodhound is helping us figure out what combination of hardware and software works best to deliver only the most relevant information as quickly as possible.”

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