US Army’s $12bn mobile internet network contains cybersecurity vulnerabilities


April 24, 2016

A mobile internet network used by the US Army in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa contains cybersecurity vulnerabilities, the details about which surfaced in combat testing. The network, that costs $12bn (£8.3bn), is said to be the latest defense system to have vulnerabilities.

TWarfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 provides on-the-move network capability, a mobile infrastructure by employing military and commercial satellite connectivity and line-of-sight (terrestrial) radios and antennas to achieve end-to-end connectivity and dynamic networking operations. The network is deployed to 11 of the Army’s combat brigades. Frank Kendall, chief of the Defense Department’s acquisitions, approved the production in June.

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