BAE Systems will develop autonomous network technology for multi-domain military missions under the MINC program.
Press release, 05 May 2022: BAE Systems has been awarded a $24 million contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software that autonomously configures tactical networks for mission-critical communications under the Mission-Integrated program Network Control (MINC).
Reliable data and communication networks are essential in modern warfare. Currently, no capability exists to dynamically control interconnected networks and ensure combatants can communicate across domains in contested environments. The MINC program seeks to build and demonstrate an integrated, advanced capability that creates a secure communications network to support multi-domain operations. Under the terms of the contract, BAE Systems’ FAST Labs research and development organization will develop the algorithms and software to anticipate, configure and control available resources to optimize the flow of information.
“In today’s highly congested and contested environments, secure and adaptable multi-domain communications have never been more important,” said Brian Decleene, Chief Scientist at BAE Systems’ FAST Labs. “Recent research advances in networking, autonomy and mission planning provide a unique opportunity for real-time control of the tactical network based on the mission and the changing operational environment. Through this program, we will enable the operator to provide the right information to the right user at the right time in several areas and improve mission results.
BAE Systems’ work on this program builds on its strong networking, communications and autonomy portfolios, including work on multi-domain programs such as Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization , resilient synchronized planning and assessment for the contested environment, and cross-domain elimination adaptation. -The paintings.