The Tactical Internet is the integrated battlespace communications network. It is a horizontally and vertically integrated digital information network that supports war fighting systems and assures command and control decision cycle superiority. The network must provide reliable, seamless, and secure communications — connectivity for all Army tactical users.
The term is appropriate due to functional similarities to the commercial Internet and because the Tactical Internet communications. The infrastructure is based on Internet technology. A key feature is the ability to exchange VMF messages using the commercially-based Internet Protocol (IP), which is mandated in the ATA and is common across all segments of the Tactical Internet.
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