Internet of Things to Provide Intelligence for Urban Warfare

Internet of Things to Provide Intelligence for Urban Warfare

Over the next 30 years, the U.S. military will find itself fighting more battles in urban areas as populations rise across the globe. Cities such as Shanghai and Beijing currently contain more than 20 million residents each, and the United Nations expects the number of “megacities” — with populations surpassing 10 million people — to increase from 28 in 2016 to nearly 50 by 2030.

As Urban warfare continues to rise over the next couple of decades, Vital Alerts CommPac can greatly benefit military personnel and first responders communicate in Wifi and RF denied areas, allowing them to connect in underground and dense urban environments.

“In a megacity, you have a lot of interference, you’re going to have a lot of … propagation issues,” he said. Troops will require command-and-control systems that can operate in an environment with a lot of signals congestion, said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kawada.

The CommPac is the perfect device that penetrates the volume caused by urban environments where high signal congestion is an issue. Using Very Low Frequency (VLF) technology, Vital Alert is able evade congestion allowing first responders and the military to send data, voice and text, without interference.

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Israel touts 'steel dome' as answer to terror tunnels

For the fourth time in three months, Israel employed what is being called here its “steel dome” to detect and destroy a cross-border tunnel from the Gaza Strip.

Inspired by the Israeli Iron Dome, which combines radar, a discriminating battle management system and kinetic interceptors against short-range rockets and other cross-border threats from the air, the so-called steel dome is a multilayered system of new technologies, tactics and procedures aimed at denying militants from Hamas and Gaza-based terror organizations the ability to attack Israel from underground.

Tunnel warfare has become standard in Israel and neighbouring countries. By combining the technology of the Iron Dome, and our CanaryCommPac communication system, defence forces have the ability to detect and covertly communicate in man made tunnels, effectively blocking enemy lines.

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In a Second Korean War, U.S. Troops Will Fight Underground

U.S. Army war planners and weapons developers have been increasing efforts to fast-track networking technologies for soldiers operating underground in tunnel complexes and in dense urban environments.

At Vital Alert, we have developed the necessary tools for military and emergency personnel to be able to communicate in almost any environment below ground. The CanaryCommPac is an extremely portable communication terminal that allows service persons to send voice, text and data through rock, soil and concrete for up to 300m below the ground. It can easily be coupled with existing radio devices and is easy to carry and place in different locations.

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Pentagon Launches New Push For Tunnel-Warfare Tech

“Underground settings are becoming increasingly relevant to global security and safety,” DARPA program manager Timothy Chung said in a taped segment announcing the challenge on Thursday. “Rising populations and urbanization are driving the demand to not only build up but also to build down…subterranean environments have remained an untapped domain in terms of developing breakthrough technologies for national security.” In other words, we need more tunnel tech — and as soon as possible.

Vital Alert has the capability to create safer environments for security and military personnel to communicate and send information in underground tunnels, preventing the advancement of  enemy lines. By using VLF tech, our CanaryCommPac is a portable device allowing the passage of voice, text and data through solid materials from underground man-made tunnels, to teams stationed below and above ground.

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VA takes on DARPA's Subterranean Challenge

The DARPA Subterranean Challenge, or SubT, is soliciting proposals for new approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments, according to a DARPA statement.

“One of the main limitations facing war fighters and emergency responders in subterranean environments is a lack of situational awareness; we often don’t know what lies beneath us,” said Timothy Chung, a program manager in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office. “The DARPA Subterranean Challenge aims to provide previously unimaginable situational awareness capabilities for operations underground.”

Here at Vital Alert, we can solve DARPA’s SubT environment challenge using our VLF technology to communicate through any materials including, rock, soil and concrete, for up to 300m below the ground, both vertically and horizontally.  Being able to send voice, text, and data through the earth, allows security teams to communicate with one another underground and to the surface,  during emergency situations.

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