Units talk on the radio, utilize computers, and communicate via JBC-P with satellites, all producing a different signature in the radio frequency portion of the EMS.
The JBC-Ps would be turned on at prescribed times during movement and only for a short duration.
While all service providers had a shot in the competitive environment and all were treated equally, PM JBC-P, then known as PM FBCB2, decided to no longer accept the status quo.
A strategic step came in 2010, when the PM JBC-P team chose the U.
While development progressed on the software, PM JBC-P applied the tenets of Better Buying Power to acquire other system components, such as hardware and satellite airtime.
Project Manager JBC-P
intends to standardize all platforms to the next generation Blue Force Tracking 2 (BFT2) network used on JCR-equipped platforms.
Soldiers used JBC-P in realistic scenarios to send text messages, place calls for medics, and plot enemy strongholds.
JBC-P is the Army's tool for brigade and below mobile mission command, situational awareness, and friendly force tracking, which gives Soldiers a complete picture of the battlefield so units can synchronize operations and reduce fratricide.
The fieldings to Afghanistan required PM JBC-P to integrate JCR/BFT 2 onto Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected vehicles.
Several weeks prior to the JCR fielding that began in October, a group of field support representatives from PM JBC-P visited Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic in Charleston, S.
Using the Mobile /Handheld CE Product Developers Kit, we're going to allow the third-party developers to actually develop capabilities that aren't stove piped," said LTC Mark Daniels, product manager for JBC-P.
That's going to allow us to be interoperable across the entire family of systems of JBC-P, which would include the platforms, the aviation, the logistics community, the tanks, the Bradleys, the handhelds," LTC Daniels said.