After several international trials, Rockwell Collins’ SubNet Relay (SNR) is now a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) standard. SubNet Relay has been ratified as NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4691 for Mobile Ad Hoc Relay Line-of-Sight IP Networking (MARLIN).
“SubNet Relay provides a long awaited, new operational capability. It allows military platforms to share a common frequency to automatically form a tactical internet,” said Lee Obst, managing director, Rockwell Collins Canada. “This represents a huge step for standardizing tactical networking.”
SNR technology, unique to Rockwell Collins, provides a true, mobile, self-configuring and self-healing networking capability for assets such as ships, aircraft and land vehicles while using their legacy or new communication equipment. SNR was developed in 2000 and is being fielded by many navies while rapidly becoming the standard for network interoperability among coalition partners.
NATO STANAGs define processes, procedures, terms, and conditions for common military or technical procedures or equipment between the member countries of the alliance. Each NATO state ratifies a STANAG and implements it within its own military. The purpose is to provide common operational and administrative procedures and logistics, so one member nation’s military may use the stores and support of another member’s military. STANAGs also form the basis for technical interoperability between a wide variety of communication and information systems essential for NATO and Allied operations.
Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: May 29, 2013