TCG Awarded Contract to Deliver Multi-Link Ground Support System to RMAF

Tactical Communications Group (TCG), the leading independent provider of tactical data link (TDL) software solutions for military test, training, simulation and operational applications worldwide, received its fifth consecutive order from the US Air Force's Electronic Systems Center (ESC) for a Ground Support System (GSS) for use by the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF). TCG's GSS solution for the RMAF will provide their pilots a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) capability to support Link 16 simulated training and operational situational awareness on Moroccan F-16 aircraft. By using the GSS, RMAF will now be able to connect to airborne networks at an optimal cost and conduct highly efficient and effective training of network operators and aviation personnel. The TCG system will also provide growth options for additional data link networking for operational and maintenance training on the system and its components in central Morocco. The GSS can be easily and affordably adapted to their F-16 fleet applications and has been proven in the US and in many other worldwide locations, including countries throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Pacific Rim Air Bases. "This customer win signifies the traction TCG's systems are getting in the international military arena," said Ed Durkin, TCG's CEO. "We are providing the Royal Moroccan Air Force the best possible ground link 16 capability at an affordable price. TCG's GSS solution is an extension of its proven COTS Ground Tactical Data Link System (GTS) and was chosen for its comprehensive operational and training capabilities. We are confident it will meet the RMAF's mission requirements moving forward, and are pleased to win this competitive FMS award." ESC announced TCG's selection in September after a competitive process starting with an RFP release in April 2011 for one (1) tactical ground support system which was able to provide the capability of transmitting, receiving, and recording Link 16 network transmissions, a stable navigation source, and emulated Command and Control (C2) and non-C2 platform transmissions.
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Source: Tactical Communications Group
Date: Nov 2, 2011