Made of composite materials, the HM500 is engineered to enable dismounted units to have stronger beyond-line-of-sight connectivity.
Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess, acting director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, told a recent panel at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that he expects the Army to be contested in space, cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum.
Cyber upgrades will allow ground-based operators to identify and share data on enemy missile launches faster.
An Air Force analysis of alternatives considers a future plan for its constellation of Wideband Global Satellites.
The Air Force weapons developers have articulated a plan to better equip their space enterprise in the event of enemy attack on satellite GPS and communications systems.