[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

The U.S. Navy has selected Xiphos mobile communications networking solution from Oceus Networks for a pilot for a new Navy portable maritime C2 system, making this the first operational deployment of 4G LTE for the U.S. Department of Defense, says the company.

The pilot will be conducted over the next year with the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group, homeported in Norfolk, Va. The Xiphos tactical cellular solution will provide high capacity secure wireless broadband for real time access to Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data for intra-ship communications over the horizon, and inter-ship communications via commercial hand-held devices.

[Image Courtesy: Oceus]