Trident Systems will exhibit at the National Guard Bureau Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) Conference for two days, from November 16th to November 17th, 2021 at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Facility, featuring their Mini-Secure Communications Controller (Mini-SCC) handheld tactical voice bridge.
The Mini-SCC enables disparate radio networks (i.e., tactical, first responder, cellular) to communicate instantly, regardless of radio type, frequency, or COMSEC. It offers multi-channel audio cross-connection, rapid configuration changes, and rugged MIL-STD packaging in a handheld form factor. The National Guard DOMOPS is responsible for formulating, managing, and distributing resources that include the National Guard Counterdrug Program and the National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams. By employing the Mini-SCC, DOMOPS radio systems can rapidly link with multiple civilian law enforcement agency radio systems and community first responder radio networks during emergencies and training. This capability is leveraged currently with other National Guard Commands.
For example, the Michigan Army National Guard’s (MIARNG) Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center (CGJMTC), part of the National All-Domain Warfighting Center, currently employs several Mini-SCCs in a variety of Joint and Coalition operations.
Recently, during Exercise Northern Strike 2021-2 the MIARNG JTACs and Range Control used the Mini-SCCs to bridge AN/PRC-152 Air-to-Ground radios to ATAK cellphones. This provided the ability to teleconference in 250 participants, allowing them to listen and track operations from aircraft and JTACs participating in the exercise. Additionally, the Mini-SCC mitigated shortages in range control staff by creating a single combined network even though each range complex continued to operate on its own frequency. This allowed the differing restricted airspaces to keep the assigned Air Procedure Guidance (APG) frequency, resulting in rapid coordination of restricted and complex airspace.
Trident Systems is a NGAUS corporate member, and regularly works with the National Guard to improve communications with coalition partners, public safety, and other non-governmental organizations. Trident’s Mini-SCC is currently used by the US Army, US Marine Corps, state National Guard units, and partner nations to enable cross communications between disparate radio networks. The Mini-SCC is currently employed in a myriad of communications support scenarios including partner nation connectivity over VHF, HF, and UHF radios, Military Police security communications, and cross-continent satellite communications using cell phones and distributed tactical radios.