With more than 70 million subscribers worldwide, the U-verse internet radio network has long been an essential component of military life.
The new system will also help the UH-60E and UH80E amphibious assault ships conduct surveillance missions, as well as provide digital maps of U.K. and U.C. Berkeley campuses and universities, the Navy said in a press release.
The next-gen navigation system will be designed to allow commanders to quickly determine if there are hostile activities at a given location, and to provide more accurate and up-to-date information for mission planning, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in the release.
“This new system is a key component of our modern warfare capability, which will help us defend against the growing threat of cyberattacks, and protect our national security,” Mabus added.
The system will provide commanders with real-time, real-space imagery and real-world maps of the battlefield, and will enable more accurate, timely, and accurate information for their mission planning and operations.
The U-vue network, which is expected to be operational in 2020, will provide a new way to deliver digital information to U.M.B.E. and its UH60E, and its amphibious ships, the Department of Defense announced.