Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract by the Naval Research Lab (NRL) to provide its TacNet Tactical Radio™ (TTR), a small form factor terminal, that will bring Link 16 networking capability to a broader range of military platforms. Deliveries will begin by February 2013.
TTR, with its small size, high power output, and adaptability to the naval warfare environment, is integral to protecting the force by virtue of providing warfighters with a common operating picture through Link 16 networked communications. Platforms and users that can benefit from the radio include unmanned aerial systems, rotary wing aircraft, forward air controllers, military vehicles, mobile and transportable ground stations and small maritime assets that have not previously had access to Link 16 capability.
“The TacNet Tactical Radio opens up Link 16 networked communications to a wide range of new users and gives warfighters the connectivity they need to successfully complete missions with increased survivability,” said Bob Haag, vice president and general manager of Communication and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins.
As the primary joint data link for U.S. and coalition forces, Link 16 provides near real-time, jam-resistant data communications. Link 16 also integrates command and control data including the sharing of targeting and situational awareness data among joint and coalition partners.
Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Aug 8, 2012