Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Tactical Data Link Authority (ADF-TA) to deliver tactical data link (TDL) systems and training as part of the development of the ADF’s Joint Data Network.
ADF-TA ensures TDL-functionality to achieve single, joint and combined TDL interoperability for the ADF.
“The Northrop Grumman engineers that delivered the F-35 Multifunction Advanced Data Link and communications, navigation and identification technologies will now be developing the ADF’s future TDL technology,” said Chris Deeble, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia.
The technology at the core of Northrop Grumman’s advanced multi-TDL system provides vital connectivity between legacy 4th generation platforms and advanced 5th generation platforms, as well as future data links and networks.
This is critical as forces seek to maximize the long term value of existing platforms and systems by making certain that they can interoperate with emergent 5th generation capabilities. Northrop Grumman’s experience includes the software and hardware of individual communication systems; and the architectures, implementation and scalability of TDL systems and services.
Awarded earlier this year, the three-year contract advances the long-term relationship between Northrop Grumman and ADFTA.
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