It is a natural question - how do you avoid the "Tower of Babylon" in the combat zone, especially in complex airborne systems?
With so many communication channels operating simultaneously in the heat of the battle, how can a soldier or commander take in everything he needs to know?
Israel, as a country with special security needs, operates an enormous variety of combat systems, each pouring in data to create the "big picture ".
Crews in large aircraft, such as the ones used for command and control or airborne early warning, are the best example for the operational requirement.
Israeli company Orbit recently unveiled its communication management system (CMS) aimed at serving aerial platforms with many crew members.
According to Gabriel Racah, Orbit's director of marketing, CMS is designed to meet the complex requirements of large-crew aircraft.
Orbit says CMS offers a high-performance digital communications management system for up to 20 users.
"The system seamlessly integrates the routeing and distribution of inbound and outbound audio and data communication to the aircraft - as well as wireless intercom communication among crew members, maintenance personnel and technicians," Racah said.
Orbit based the system on a modular and open design that can be flexibly configured to meet the needs of multi-user platforms.
According to Racah, this commercial, off-the-shelf, component-based architecture maximises design flexibility and enables the cost-effective deployment of tailored communication solutions.
Orbit says CMS is supplied with an easy-to-use software management tool that expedites configuration, installation and maintenance, saving substantial time, resources and costs.
The complexity of modern networked combat systems requires systems that will organise the flow of data to something a human can handle and use.