Fort Monmouth finishes satellite comm test bed

Fort Monmouth finishes satellite comm test bed

The Defense Department's new Teleport Testbed at the Communications Electronics Research and Development Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J., will give deployed forces a multiband, multimedia reach-back capability for network-centric warfare.

The telecommunications collection and distribution point, located at the center's Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, will test new technologies and will verify and insert upgrades of satellite systems, CECOM said in its announcement.

The Defense Information Systems Agency has installed two satellite antennas at the test bed. Software vendors will take new software there to test its integration with existing Defense systems before it is distributed to warfighters.

To commemorate completion of the test bed, the directorate will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 9:30 a.m.

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