Pentagon wants to evolve mobile ad hoc networks (MANETS)

Troops operating in forward locations without telecommunication infrastructure often rely on a mobile ad hoc network (MANET) to communicate and share data.

DARPA discounts ad-hoc network

Researchers at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) believes a military mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) that lets 1,000-5,000 nodes connect simultaneously and securely is pretty much impossible.