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Tactical Network Transport-On The Move

Integrated on a variety of tactical vehicles to best suit unit requirements, Tactical Network Transport-On The Move (TNT-OTM) configurations enable mobile mission command and robust voice, video and data communications; from anywhere on the battlefield. TNT-OTM enables Soldiers operating in remote and challenging terrain to maintain network communications while on patrol, with connectivity similar to that of a stationary command post. Using both line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight for optimal network connectivity, these configurations deliver a global, mobile, resilient tactical communications network.

TNT-OTM’s mobility ensures effective and less predictable offensive and defensive operations. In the fires battalions, the system improves the speed and reliability of the fires network, while also extending range and increasing the survivability of artillery units. Soldiers can expand operational reach well beyond line-of-sight radio ranges and still maintain voice, chat, and data communications using satellite-based re-transmission. Retrans can be located with maneuver forces alleviating the need for isolated retrans elements that require combat power to protect. 

TNT-OTM is currently integrated on a variety of tactical vehicles including Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) platforms, Strykers, Humvees, and they will be integrated onto the Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) that will eventually replace the Army’s fleet of Humvees. Additionally, as part of the Army’s network modernization Capability Set 25 efforts, PdM Mission Network has been piloting and will integrate modernized TNT-OTM final design solutions into armored formations to enable these lethal units with more effective and less predictable offensive and defensive operations.


  • Tactical Communications Node-Lite (TCN-L) provides satellite and line-of-sight network connectivity, both on-the-move in a convoy, at the quick halt, and to the stationary command post, enabling mission command and advanced communications.
  • Network Operations and Security Center-Lite (NOSC-L) provides network management and enhanced tactical network planning, administration, monitoring and response capabilities. The hardware is located on the vehicle and is connected by cables to the laptops and large display screens inside the tactical operations center where the communications officers manage the network.  
  • Next-Gen Points of Prescence (PoPs) are installed on select combat platforms at corps, division, brigade and battalion echelons, enabling mobile mission command by providing on-the-move network connectivity, both line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight. The PoP and NextGen PoP enable mobile mission command by providing on-the-move network connectivity, both line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight.  
  • Next-Gen Soldier Network Extentions (SNEs) are installed on select vehicles to provide on-the-move network communications to extend the network from the battalion down to the company level. Using its on-the-move satellite communication systems, the SNE can also be used to heal and extend lower echelon tactical radio networks for geographically separated elements blocked by terrain features.