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- Main article: War Net
The War Net is a gestalt extra net system covering the entirety of the UNSC military. The War Net is created from the combined efforts of every computer system in the UNSC, linked into one network. By using the computing power of every computer and A.I., the War Net can grow sufficient to sustain it's own forces and allow them to operate at full capacity. The War Net transfers every element of data gathered by all sensors within the net and then deploys it to all forces fighting in the theatre and simultaneously recording the information. Through this system, a average infantry man can observe satellite reconnaissance, air reconnaissance, UAV reconnaissance and many other forms of reconnaissance information, such as RADAR, motion detectors, SONAR, heart beat, sniper detectors magnetic anomaly detectors and weather observation systems, allowing Marines to visually track enemy forces in real time and navigate the terrain. In naval warfare, it tracks enemy fighter deployments, warship formations and slipspace activities, allowing naval warship crews and A.I.s to properly deploy defensive measures, navigate space and coordinate offensives.
It also its integrated and compatible with the USR Battle Net, Machina Federation Oracle System, Vorenus Imperium Parabellum Data Network and Plainsfier DataCom
Parabellum Data Network
The Protector Matrix is an enormous communications server used by all Forerunner constructs. The Matrix exists between all constructs, allowing non-verbal communications; however, one draw-back is that only the highest of constructs are able to perform solar system-spanning communications without uplink sites - AI classes that do not require uplink stations include Archon's, Contender's, etc.
The Protector Matrix is further divided into Sub-Matrix's: the Partisan Sub-Matrix is for low ranking Sentinel communications; the Echelon Sub-Matrix is used by the higher ranking Sentinel commanders; the Conclusive Sub-Matrix is used for communications with the Halo Array (minus the destroyed Installations 00, 04 and 07); the Perceptive Sub-Matrix communicates with the Sentry Array; and lastly, there is the Guardian Matrix which is used for all manner of top-secret communiques between the highest ranking AI's.
One other Sub-Matrix also exists, known as the Archive Sub-Matrix. The Archive Sub-Matrix has always existed, containing copious knowledge of the Forerunner's and their observations. However, after the destruction of the Archive Installation, the Archive Sub-Matrix - which was originally designed as a back-up Archive - became the primary source of information on the Forerunners, and was further expanded both by personal accounts from Forerunner AI's and with the help of the remaining Chronicles.