Network Modernization: CCE

Description

Commercial Coalition Equipment (CCE) is packed in small form factor (SFF) transit case and provides expeditionary coalition and commercial network connectivity to the tactical network. The CCE can be rapidly reconfigured to provide secure tactical access for the coalition or commercial networks to support both civil and military operations. Additionally, the CCE provides a Radio Bridging/Voice Cross-banding (RBVC) capability that enables radios on different frequencies or with different standards, or different equipment such as radios or cell phones, to seamlessly connect to each other, which is essential in both disaster response or coalition operations where different countries and organizational entities have their own equipment. The CCE can also be configured with a Commercial Radio Case (CoRC) for use in Expeditionary Signal Battalions (ESBs) or the National Guard.

Each of the coalition countries have their own unique transport networks that enable them to connect into the combined coalition network. The U.S. Army uses CCE to connect to the coalition network over its tactical communications network. CCE enables the Army to both send and receive critical situational awareness with its coalition partners and contribute to a real time common operating picture across the theater of operations.

Capabilities

  • Provides secure tactical access for coalition or commercial networks to support both civil and military operations
  • CCE reduces size, weight and power (SWaP) for increased unit agility
  • CCE offers Radio Bridging Voice Cross-banding (RBVC) capability enables radios on different frequencies, or different equipment such as radios or cell phones, to seamlessly connect to each other, which is essential in both disaster response or coalition operations where different countries and organizational entities have their own equipment
  • Uses the same network agnostic hardware “box” as the Modular Communications Node - Advanced Enclave (MCN-AE)