Army seeking information for mobile ground station

By Jaspreet Gill / December 6, 2019 at 4:15 PM

The Army is looking for technology to develop a "Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node."

According to a Dec. 4 Army notice, the service wants "a future mobile intelligence ground station architecture to operate at brigade, division, corps and field Army echelons, in vehicles and shelters organic to the formation."

Led by the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, TITAN will be the Army's intelligence ground system and provide access to low-earth orbit satellites.

The system is a part of the future Battle Management Command and Communication program, a new-start in fiscal year 2020 estimated to cost the Army $93.5 million. The Senate Armed Services Committee recently approved a $7.5 million reprogramming request to meet prototyping and procurement benchmarks for BMCC, according to a statement provided to Inside Defense by the Army's assured positioning, navigation and timing cross-functional team.

TITAN would reduce the footprint of existing radio frequency receiving and transmitting equipment, leverage content delivery network technology and support situational awareness and understanding, the notice says.

Examples of existing technologies include artificial intelligence algorithms; hyper-converged architecture solutions; cloud gateways and "integrated Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Modular Open Suite of Standards solutions."

TITAN is planned to replace the current Tactical-Intelligence Ground Station, Operational-Intelligence Ground Station, Advanced Miniaturized Data Acquisition System Dissemination Vehicle and Remote Ground Terminal, according to the notice.

The Army is considering using other transaction authority for prototyping efforts. Responses are due Dec. 20.