BLKWF12 USAF BACN GLEX (this is a regular sight but usually not visible this far north) and HOBO25 US Army Beechcraft MC-12W Liberty-flying antenna farm little brother-heading back to Al Asad AB after some work in western Iraq

BACN is a communications relay and gateway system that provides military commanders with a versatile means of exchanging information from multiple air, ground, and maritime sources, to include host nation, joint, and coalition forces. It facilitates the transport of both voice and data across the battlespace enabling network connectivity among weapon systems, sensors, warfighters, decision makers, platforms, and command centers at all echelons of command and control (C2). BACN reduces line-of-sight issues, provides greater range for communication links, and provides commanders with versatile and flexible communications support across the range of military operations as well as a reliable means of communications between edge users across different waveforms and data formats.