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Humvee developed to provide mobile command and control.

The Joint Systems Integration Command (JSIC) has developed a truck that can serve as a mobile command post for the joint task force commander. The command and control on-the-move (C2OTM) vehicle is actually a high-mobility, multipurpose, wheeled vehicle ("humvee") equipped with a satellite dish and spread spectrum technology that provides the commander with access to a variety of communications, including secure telephone, two-way video teleconferencing, the Global Command and Control System, and three Internet protocols. The commander can use these systems simultaneously and while the vehicle is traveling at speeds up to 50 miles an hour. He also can leave the humvee and still use its communications systems up to a quarter mile away with a secure wireless system.

The C2OTM vehicle was developed by JSIC (a subordinate command of the U.S. Joint Forces Command) to meet requirements identified by V Corps during its experiences in Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to Lieutenant Colonel Tony Krogh of V Corps, "We see C2OTM as a primary platform for our commander that gives him the ability to maneuver around the battlefield and maintain situational awareness without being tethered to the standard command post or having to stop and erect some type of a satellite dish. He can arrive on scene with full situational awareness."

JSIC built and tested a C2OTM conceptual prototype last year. An operational prototype was scheduled for a V Corps mission rehearsal exercise in July.
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Title Annotation:Joint Systems Integration Command develops a truck
Publication:Army Logistician
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2005
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