The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a contract for DTP-N kits to implement anti-surface warfare capability in the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and government of Australia.
The deal valued $33 million covers 53 distributed targeting processor-networked (DTP-N) B-kits; 44 DTP-N A1-kits; and 19 DTP-N A2 kits in support of DTP-N full-rate production.
DTP-N reduces pilot workload by providing actionable information, and not just data, to the warfighter on the large-area display. It has the power to compute algorithms quickly to deal with the complex battlespace of the future.
Coupled with the DTP-N and Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) data link, multiple jets will be able to fuse data from these sensors, as well as others, to form what Boeing and the Navy call a “common tactical picture,” or CTP.