Applied Communication Sciences, based in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards, announced Thursday the Army has awarded it the contract option to continue the development of advanced networking capabilities for the Multi-Access Cellular Extension program under the direction of CERDEC, the Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.
The statement did not include financial terms.
According to the announcement, the program is the primary component in the U.S. Army's drive to harness commercial 4G/WiFi and smart phone technologies to the rapidly evolving needs of dispersed and mobile war fighters. However, using such a network in the field poses challenges not present in civilian settings. The MACE program builds on previous successful contracts the company has performed for CERDEC . The company is also tapping supporting expertise from Sypris Electronics and General Dynamics.