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In the future, more than ever before, mission advantage will go to military forces who can coordinate and act together across all domains.

The US Army’s Project Convergence, an annual experiment in connecting sensors and shooters that wrapped earlier this month, showcased potentially life-saving and battle-winning equipment — all of which rely squarely on resilient, uninterrupted and invisible network connections to pass all data back and forth.

However, there is a chance that in future conflicts, this network might come under electronic attack from Russian or Chinese forces. That’s why, amid testing more than 100 new technologies, US Army leaders in the desert recognized the network itself as the backbone of future conflicts and have started grappling with the realities of the coming battle over bandwidth, as reported by breakingdefense.com.

At Yuma Proving Ground, the US Army tested different types of data packages, resilient waveforms to withstand interference, battlefield data management tools to strengthen links between joint force systems in combat and network extensions tools to connect ground assets to help in the air or even low-earth orbit.