Analysis of VIP Airborne Network
The Chief of Naval Operations’ fleet of executive transport aircraft has relied on antiquated communications systems lacking network connectivity found in many operational military and commercial aircraft. Senior leadership requires continuous network connectivity when traveling to ensure continuity of operations and an ability to effectively provide command and control to the fleet. Fuse, has been asked to provide in-depth analysis of existing systems onboard the fleet of Navy Gulfstream aircraft and identify a path to modernization. Based on years of airborne networking experience with tactical and operational aircraft, Fuse provided analysis and input to SPAWAR office of Chief Engineer to facilitate integration of an advanced airborne networking suite providing global access to secure networks. Fuse provided a white paper defining three phases to address immediate shortfalls in the system, define a path to rapidly improve connectivity, and lay out a roadmap to achieve state of the art voice, video, and data communications. Upon receipt of the white paper, the Navy quickly took action to implement solutions proposed by Fuse and the SSC Pacific team.
Fuse personnel have worked in Navy networks and airborne networking for over 10 years. Fuse CEO, Sumner Lee, led the development of the first Navy Automated Digital Networking System (ADNS) airborne router which was designated the AN/USQ-144(v)8. The Fuse team has extensive experience with ADNS, Cipher Text core networks, airborne SATCOM, line-of-sight network links, and aircraft systems integration. Please contact Fuse at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any airborne networking needs.