Coalition Networking in a Service Oriented Architecture Environment
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The need for U.S. forces to operate effectively with coalition partners is recognized at the highest levels of the United States national and defense policies and doctrines. For the U.S. Navy, enhanced coalition operations is now a key part of its maritime strategy and is best articulated in the Global Maritime Partnership initiative. As maritime networks have emerged as the primary means of communications within forces of advanced navies, rapid technological change -- as well as the cost of new networking systems -- has often led to an uneven technical infusion of new systems. The U.S. Navy has embarked on an ambitious program to develop a fully networked force and to operate in a Service Oriented Architecture SOA environment known as FORCEnet. The Navy has been exploring how to best leverage FORCEnet to enhance effective coalition networking and make the Global Maritime Partnership a reality. For SOA to fully exploit the capabilities of a networked force, a shift in the architecture and configuration of application services is required. AUSCANNZUKUS C4 experimentation in Trident Warrior has validated the requirement for distributed applications and network services and the need for SOA to push the data out to the warfighter as far forward as possible. We will present the results of experimentation and analysis efforts conducted under the auspices of AUSCANNZUKUS and The Technical Cooperation Program TTCP -- a five-nation defense science collaboration effort -- to demonstrate the enormous potential of effectively networking coalition navies.
- Computer Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems