Trident Systems will exhibit at the Pennsylvania National Guard Association’s annual conference for two days, from November 12th to November 13th, 2021 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 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.
Using the Mini-SCC, the National Guard can coordinate more quickly and efficiently, allowing the Department of Defense (DoD), first responders, and partner nations to cross communicate using their own equipment during operations and trainings. As an 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.
During the Northern Strike 2021-2 exercise, at CGJMTC, 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.