Raytheon Intelligence & Space Demos Multidomain Advanced Tactical Comms

Raytheon BBN, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, recently showcased its Robust Information Provisioning Layer, or RIPL, solution during an Air Force Research Laboratory exercise at their Stockbridge Test Site in Rome, New York.

During the exercise, Raytheon BBN’s RIPL system allowed seamless and secure access to content for all users in the network, ensuring users received only what they requested and what they were authorized to see.  By combining advances in AI/ML with advanced disruption tolerance protocols, RIPL was able to overcome the type of limited and intermittent connectivity expected in contested environments, rapidly getting critical content to those who needed it.

Brian Holmes, program manager, AFRL Advanced Planning and Autonomous C2 Systems Branch, said the demonstration, which included three of the four mission divisions with AFRL/RI and two geographically separated locations was “executed flawlessly.”

Raytheon BBN’s RIPL technology was successfully used to enable secure multidomain interoperability and information dissemination at the tactical edge. RIPL was demonstrated using multiple waveforms and hardware platforms, as well as numerous data formats with both real and emulated components.

RIPL enables the Air Force Combat Cloud vision, which in turn will be a key enabler of the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System and the DOD’s Joint All Domain Command and Control vision.

Work on RIPL is being conducted in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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