The Ministry of Defence and the US Army Research Laboratory have selected an IBM-led consortium, the International Technology Alliance, for a 10-year research programme exploring advanced technology for secure wireless and sensor networks.
The alliance consists of 24 universities and industry partners in the US and the UK, including Honeywell, Boeing and Siemens. It aims to provide the technology to quickly gather, interpret and share battlefield information. A key challenge will be enabling interoperability and communications across disparate military units.
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