C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Northrop Grumman to deliver tactical data link systems to ADF

08 November 2019

Northrop Grumman announced on 6 November that has been awarded a three-year contract by the Australian Defence Force Tactical Data Link Authority (ADFTA) to deliver an undisclosed number of tactical data link (TDL) systems and training as part of the development of the ADF's Joint Data Network.

The company, which did not reveal the value of the contract, said that the technology at the core of its advanced multi-TDL system provides "vital connectivity between legacy fourth-generation platforms and advanced fifth-generation platforms, as well as future data links and networks".

"This is critical as forces seek to maximise the long-term value of existing platforms and systems by making certain that they can interoperate with emergent fifth-generation capabilities," added the company.

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