TX024 ドローンのC4ISRについて

 安全(サイバー攻撃対策の施された)なネットワーク・通信機能を向上させるためのUAV(Triton NITE)システム:Improvement of communication technology by drone (Triton NITE) system


 セキュア―な情報ネットワークを確立すつ為のインフラストラクチャーの構築技術が、日本国の防衛の要になると思っています。下記に説明しているようなC4ISR のすべての機能を統括し、セキュア―な通信網を構築する技術開発に対して、日本の応用情報技術者たちは、もっと積極的に関心を示してほしーなーと願っています。情報戦争という言葉が、民間でも使われるようになって、数十年が経ちました。戦闘技術の発展に伴い、防衛する為の技術もそれに対応して発展してきていますが、今も先行しているのは、戦闘力に関する技術です。日本は、専守防衛という立ち位置にいる現状では、注目すべき研究課題は、やはり防衛技術です。こうした背景からも、防衛という立場に立った、サイバーアタックに作用されない、頑丈で安全なC4ISR通信システムの開発を念頭に置くべきではないでしょうか。

Northrop Grumman Australia delivers Triton NITE capability ahead of schedule

by Staff Writers
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Sep 02, 2021

Northrop Grumman Australia has successfully delivered the Triton Network Integration Test Environment (NITE) to the Commonwealth of Australia ahead of schedule, marking another milestone in the Australian MQ-4C Triton program.

Developed by Northrop Grumman and based at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Edinburgh, NITE will support Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) to configure and test the array of Triton network interfaces and systems prior to the delivery of the first aircraft to Australia in 2023. Critically, NITE enables CIOG to design and test Triton’s network architecture on Defence wide area networks.

“This program will derisk the first Triton aircraft arriving into Australia and leverage the expertise and lessons learned from Northrop Grumman and the US Navy,” said Christine Zeitz, general manager, Northrop Grumman Asia Pacific. “We are establishing sovereign capability to support the Triton program which once established will revolutionise maritime ISR in the Indo-Pacific region.”

Despite challenges presented by COVID-19 restrictions, Northrop Grumman’s engineering teams in the United States and Australia worked closely together to achieve the delivery milestone, leveraging experience learned through supporting the U.S. Navy’s Triton roll-out.

Beyond the successful delivery of the NITE capability, Northrop Grumman is working closely with the U.S. Navy to progress Triton toward initial operating capability and global deployments. The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman achieved the first flight of the multi-intelligence variant on July 30.

下記は、Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissanceについての詳細解説ドキュメントのチャプター7.1 INTRODUCTIONの部分です。

The principal function of the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) component of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) is to find, fix, and track both friendly and hostile forces, as well as to assess damage to hostile targets in an area of interest. In addition to sensing (collection), the function includes the tasking of sensors and the integration, interpretation, and exploitation of sensed information.

The objectives of this chapter are to review the current and planned ISR capabilities of naval strike groups (Section 7.2); to point out ISR shortfalls in those capabilities (Section 7.3); to discuss key principles for a future ISR architecture for the Naval Services (Section 7.4); to show how these principles can be implemented in the tasking, collection, and exploitation of ISR for naval forces (Section 7.5); and to present the findings and recommendations of the committee (Section 7.6).


7 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaisance | C4ISR for Future Naval Strike Groups | The National Academies Press (nap.edu)

また、上記にアクセスすれば、The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine が、The National Academy Pressから出版した、C4ISR Future Naval Strike Group (2006)の全てのチャプターがご覧になれます。チャプター6が、Communicationについてですので、ぜひ時間を見つけて、ご一読ください。