EXELIS EQUIPS FIRST US ARMY STRYKER WITH GNOMAD SYSTEM
Exelis has completed the integration of its Global Network On The Move Active Distribution (GNOMAD) system into the first US Army Stryker armored fighting vehicle during the recent Army Expeditionary Warfighting Experiment (AEWE), held at Fort Benning in Georgia, US. Equipped with a fully on-the-move capable satellite antenna and RF components, the GNOMAD is a satellite communications (SATCOM) on-the-move (OTM) system, and provides a robust command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I ) capability that currently supports US deployed forces on other platforms. Specifically, the system delivers a combatproven, reliable, easy-to-use, modular off-theshelf commercial communications system that fully integrates into a broad spectrum of armoured combat vehicles, such as high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV), mine resistant ambush protected (MRAPs), MRAP all-terrain vehicle (MATVs), SUVs, as well as military platforms of all types and sizes. Having supported the 4th Infantry Division during deployment to Iraq in a variety of vehicle types and used in support of domestic emergency operations, GNOMAD is also providing direct support to forces in South Korea, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern areas of operations.