The Defence Procurement Agency has undertaken a project called FALCON to get a new air-portable battlefield communications network at Bristol.
FALCON will equip senior commanders with one of the worlds most advanced and powerful digital communications networks for controlling combat operations at corps, divisional and brigade level. It will have up to 50 times the data throughput capacity of the systems it replaces and will massively improve the army's communications network. Its delivery will provide the armed forces with the modern, secure communications infrastructure required for effective operations. FALCON will help front line commanders cut through the fog of war and ensure that they have the ability to communicate quickly and effectively across the battlefield.