CWID 2009 scheduled for June 15

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs | May 26, 2009

The Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) is a series of events showcasing information-sharing technologies used by warfighters and agencies to fill operational gaps. The demonstrations, which take place in various locations worldwide, focus on technology discovery, risk reduction, and interoperability assessment.

U.S. Northern Command will again participate in the CWID demonstration, testing new technologies before recommending them to be “fast-tracked” into the Department of Defense’s contracting and budgeting process.
CWID 2009 will take place June 15 through 25.

This event will allow participants to observe the cutting-edge technologies aimed at improving operational capabilities.

The U.S. portion of the event will consist of more than 45 interconnected interoperability trials assessed across multiple sites within and outside of the Continental United States.

U.S. demonstrations of technologies will occur at the following sites: U.S. Joint Forces Command - Suffolk, Virginia; Naval Surface Warfare Center - Dahlgren, Virginia; San Diego State University - San Diego, California; U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center - Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts and U.S. Northern Command - Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Additional, demonstrations will be hosted by Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

To obtain more information, or to register to participate in the event at any of the locations listed above, please visit the CWID Web site.

Questions should be directed to CWID Joint Management Office Public Affairs personnel at (757) 225-2151, DSN 312-575 or via e-mail to cwidpa@langley.af.mil.