In a widespread public health disaster, communication networks, equipment, and personnel will be overextended, perhaps even failing.
Global pandemics like SARS, H1N1, and COVID-19 can’t be whacked into submission with a big hammer. An effective response demands that powerful solutions be dispersed tactically, starting where the urgency is greatest.
The strategies we choose to stay connected and protect lives must be the right mix of safe, capable, flexible, and cost-effective. Too much or too little of any one and our ability to serve suffers. Assets will be sluggish to deploy, dependent on specialized personnel, hard to move through procurement, or inadequate for today’s needs. Worse still, they might not be adaptable to tomorrow’s emergencies.
Nomad is developing new products and technologies in direct response to COVID-19. But we’re also asking, “What do we already do well? What can be manufactured quickly, custom-spec’d for a vast array of missions, and continue to be immensely valuable in the future?”
TCT: The Right-Sized Solution
Ten years ago, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) had a problem. Two-thirds of the agency’s managed land was unserviced by any type of communications, wired or wireless. The cost to “light up” these lands was unfeasible. The BIA needed a rapid-deploy system for law enforcement, fire, search and rescue, and other responses. Enter the Tactical Command Trailer (TCT).