Enabling Multinational Communications with CENTRIXS
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER PACIFIC SAN DIEGO CA
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Fittingly unveiled before representatives from 98 nations at the 2007 International Seapower Symposium, the nations new maritime strategy sets forth an imperative for increased international engagement and cooperation. Forging bonds with long-standing and new international partners will enable maritime forces to surge with both capacity and trust in meeting present and future security challenges. Developing cultural, historical, and linguistic acumen among those at the tactical edge is critical to enabling effective international engagements. Activities under the auspices of Theater Security Cooperation and the Global Maritime Partnership initiative speak to the strides made in forming these bonds. Combined Task Force 151 in the Gulf of Aden and the Africa Partnership Station both exemplify the kinds of engagements enumerated in the Maritime Strategy. Beyond these critical human and policy elements stands the necessity for network-centric technologies that enable secure partner nation communications. Given the disparate types of platforms brought forth by partner nations, this system should be platform-agnostic, cost effective and easily deployable. This paper will highlight the Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System CENTRIXS that is helping bridge these gaps. Recent examples will demonstrate its effect in facilitating the integration of partner navies, and contribution to enhancing the training regimen of U.S. forces.
- Information Science
- Radio Communications