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Tactical Internet (TI)

Primary Purpose The Tactical Internet (TI) is the integration of

tactical radios and routers forming a voice and

data network to transport Command and Control

(C2) and Situational Awareness (SA) data for

tactical users. Current primary systems using TI

are Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below

(FBCB2) and Forward Area Air Defense Command and

Control and Intelligence (FAADC2I). The TI

extends existing digital communications from

brigade headquarters to the foxhole. The TI is an

integrated part of the Warfighter Information

Network (WIN) providing digital communication to

all echelons (Foxhole to Power Projection

Sustaining Base). As the TI matures, plans are

to provide digital transport services to all

Battlefield Functional Areas (BFA). Uses JTA-A

compliant protocols.

Sub-Functions There are no sub-functions [(It is an integral

part of the WIN-T (Warfighter Integrated


Equipment Requirements SINCGARS and/or, EPLRS, provides the primary data

transport path for elements operating at Brigade

and below. The Force XXI Battle Command,

Brigade and Below (FBCB2) is the computer system

normally used by elements at this level.

Connectivity Requirements Connectivity is normally provided by EPLRS and/or

SINCGARS. (The INC is an integral part of the

SINCGARS mount and is being imbedded into the

SINCGARS manpack radio to provide network access.

The EPLRS requires connectivity to a SINCGARS

INC for routing purposes).

Crypto Requirements Data encryption is provided by the host

communication device (i.e. SINCGARS or EPLRS).

Normal Locations At brigade and below.

Information Managed Transported over the TI, Command and Control (C2)

and Situational Awareness (SA).

Products Created None. The tactical internet provides a means for

delivery of data.

Lead Service/Contractor U.S. Army. Various contractors are providing the

communications systems employed in the tactical


Current Fielding Status Tactical Internet is not being fielded. But, the

radios and host computer systems that comprise

the TI are in fact being fielded.

Known Problems None.

DIICOE Compliance Rating N/A

Point of Contact Jack Hook DSN: 780 Comm: (706) 791-2981 email:

MAJ Charles Schrader DSN:780 Comm: (706)

791-7952, email:

Mr. Frank Durshimer DSN: 780 Comm: (706) 791-3834


SIG DCD- CPT Robert Smith DSN: 780 Comm: (706)


Updated by Capt James (Jamie) V. Knapp II, USMC, CCSC-01



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