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    IP Numbers Pentagon to Adopt IPv6 by 2008
    posted by michael on Saturday June 14 2003, @09:44AM

    Looks like one big North American customer will adopt IPv6, albeit in an environment in which privacy is a non-issue: Agence France-Press reports (via Yahoo) that the Pentagon will use IPv6 as the "heart and soul" of its next generation of networked weapon systems.



    The article states that, "The Pentagon plans to make the transition in phases with significant parts of the Defense Department networks moving to IPv6 on an experimental basis beginning in 2005. ... the army's Future Combat System, which uses information networks to link together manned and unmanned combat vehicles, and new laser communications technology are scheduled to come on line soon after 2008."

    Update: Here's a link to the transcript of the Defense Dept. briefing.

     
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    The ICAO is doing ISO/OSI for in-flight networks
    by KarlAuerbach on Sunday June 15 2003, @02:37AM (#11805)
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    Well, the pentagon is at least staying within the IP family with IPv6.

    Apparently ISO/OSI isn't dead.

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a treaty organization, has apparently ordained that ISO/OSI be used for ground-air and air-air communications systems.

    Apparently "certified" ISO/OSI routers and other equipment are actually becoming available for this purpose. And for the ICAO, it's not VOIP (voice-over-IP) but VOIC (voice-over-CLNP [Connection-less Network Protocol]).
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