The inclusion of optical fiber communication on Defense platforms is critical for achieving high-bandwidth communication with low size, weight and power (SWaP). EM Photonics’ (EMP’s) reconfigurable optical cross-connect enables an all-optical point-to-point fiber optic network, comprised of an ultra-compact array of switches. Enabled by silicon photonics, the optical cross-connect is smaller, lighter and faster than existing network components. Prototypes have been verified, demonstrating functionality with microsecond reconfiguration times. The developed technology has specific applications to Defense platforms to increase the communication bandwidth between on-board systems with minimal SWaP. EMP’s goal is to transition this technology to prime contractors or their suppliers for fabrication, and to assist with the transition and integration into deployed platforms for high performance optical communication networks.