Rock­well Collins bags con­tract for com­ple­tion of the TTNT wave­form devel­op­ment

SP's MAI - - TECHNOLOGY -

The Air Force Re­search Lab­o­ra­tory (AFRL) has awarded Rock­well Collins an $18-mil­lion con­tract to com­plete the devel­op­ment and qual­i­fi­ca­tion of the tac­ti­cal tar­get­ing net­work tech­nol­ogy (TTNT) wave­form, paving the way for the high­speed, net­work­ing wave­form to be im­ple­mented across a broad range of air­craft.

“TTNT will pro­vide warfight­ers with a higher through­put, low la­tency net­work­ing ca­pa­bil­ity to meet the de­mands of new and evolv­ing mis­sion re­quire­ments.” said Bob Haag, vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Nav­i­ga­tion Prod­ucts for Rock­well Collins. “TTNT will pro­vide the De­part­ment of De­fense with a unique net­work­ing ca­pa­bil­ity that the warfighter does not have to­day.”

The con­tract mod­i­fi­ca­tion ex­tends the cur­rent con­tract value and scope for the com­ple­tion of the TTNT wave­form devel­op­ment ef­fort. The TTNT wave­form will be made avail­able for the Joint Tac­ti­cal Net­work­ing Cen­ter’s In­for­ma­tion Repos­i­tory.

TTNT pro­vides high data rate, long-range com­mu­ni­ca­tion links for air­borne plat­forms. As a com­ple­ment to ex­ist­ing tac­ti­cal data link net­works, TTNT adds sig­nif­i­cant air­borne net­work ca­pac­ity while pro­vid­ing rapid, low la­tency mes­sage de­liv­ery. The min­i­mal net­work plan­ning re­quire­ments of TTNT will en­able par­tic­i­pants to en­ter and exit the net­work with­out ex­ten­sive pre­plan­ning.

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