Five steps of the CONDOR
- By Matthew French
- Feb 22, 2004
The Marine Corps is developing the Command and Control on the Move Network, Digital Over the Horizon Relay (CONDOR) as a bridge between legacy radios and the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) of the future.
CONDOR relies on a series of network points of presence, or nodes, through which frontline units can connect to a major network.
Using existing radio technology, plus JTRS waveforms or radio signals, Marines can connect to the network while on the move.
The architecture will give warfighters and end users many entry points into a network instead of just one.
Marines using CONDOR will also train on an
ad hoc and fluid network, preparing them for JTRS' eventual rollout.
CONDOR will allow the Marine Corps to refine its tactics, techniques, procedures and doctrines for handling ad hoc networking in the battle space long
before JTRS makes it mandatory.