Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration 2007 media day

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs | June 11, 2007

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Northern Command is hosting the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration 2007 media day on Monday, June 18 in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The focus of CWID 2007 is on new and emerging technologies; in addition, CWID is a venue for information technology development or validation of fielded or near-fielded commercial, DoD and partner systems.

CWID is an annual event that enables commanders and the international community to investigate command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions that focus on relevant and timely objectives for enhancing coalition interoperability.  Potential technology developers bring hardware, software and package solutions to the CWID venue for evaluation.   

Previously a military-only joint demonstration, CWID includes federal and local agencies such as law enforcement and emergency personnel. International partners participating in CWID 2007 include the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and NATO member nations.  Test sites will be spread throughout all of these participating nations.

CWID 2007 will test C4ISR applications for homeland defense/homeland security and coalition task force operations.  The demonstrations will validate existing technologies and give rise to new processes.  Communications in a crisis are vital to successful coordination at the local, state and federal levels.  

The media day is open to all accredited media. Show time is 9:00 a.m. at the Federal Building at 1520 East Willamette in Colorado Springs on June 18.   A tour and demonstrations of the technologies will be provided on Media Day.  In addition, on Friday, June 15 there will be a simulated hostage demonstration at 12:00 p.m. Show time for the simulated hostage demonstration is 11:30 a.m. at the Federal Building at 1520 East Willamette in Colorado Springs. To attend the media day in Colorado Springs or the simulated hostage demonstration please contact Major Stacia Reddish, USNORTHCOM Public Affairs, stacia.reddish@northcom.mil, 719-554-3525.  Please visit www.cwid.js.mil for more information on the demonstration.

U.S. Northern Command's missions are homeland defense and civil support, specifically to conduct operations to deter, prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the United States, its territories, and interests within the assigned area of responsibility - generally the North American continent and maritime approaches out to approximately 500 nautical miles from the coastline; and as directed by the President or Secretary of Defense, provide defense support to civil authorities including consequence management operations.