L3Harris Delivers True Resiliency to Protect Communications Networks
In modern combat operations, the monolith of an “Army of One” exists only in Hollywood movie scripts. In reality, the ever-increasing digitization of battlespace assets – and the expanded data sharing across domains – requires joint-force tactics and information sharing.
These requirements not only relate to more sophisticated interoperability strategies for the 21st century; they also highlight the need for resilient and reliable communications networks.
L3Harris Technologies has decades of experience designing and deploying solutions to meet the evolving communications needs of NATO, the EU and allied nations and has become the trusted provider of truly resilient solutions that enable Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR.)
What is True Resiliency?
Resiliency in communications is the assurance that, from the moment an operator turns on their radio until the mission is over, devices and networks will transmit critical information at any and all times without interruption or interference.
Truly resilient communications require purposely designed networks with low probability of detection and anti-jamming in mind. Additionally, frequency agility is required to use multiple signatures as well as protection that leverages the latest cryptography and quantum resistance. These networks need to be scalable, self-forming and healing with the ability to adapt, route and use gateways to make critical connections when needed.
The L3Harris Advantage
L3Harris designs, develops, and invests in communications devices, networks and waveforms with resiliency top of mind to support its customers’ modern battlespace challenges. This includes offering industry-leading frequency flexibility with options across a broad range of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Addressing Multiple Threats at Once
Emerging adversarial attack methods have exposed vulnerabilities in using only one technique to protect communication networks, such as trying to hide individual users among the mass of the network as a whole. Trying to “hide in plain sight,” masking tactical radio frequency signatures within an existing environment, has proven ineffective as the enemy can easily detect communications that either do not match signatures of the native network or operate outside the normal frequency band.
L3Harris develops resilient low-probability-of-detection and anti-jam networks built from the ground up with multiple advanced techniques to deliver global interoperability at the highest security standards with built-in PACE. The company is further making considerable investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science to help solve emerging customer challenges related to strategic competition, integrated deterrence, multi-domain operations and C5ISR.