[Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Rockwell Collins released a statement about the use of its TacNet Tactical Radio (TTR) in Project Missouri, a series of flight tests at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
The Lockheed Martin-led Project Missouri program featured flight tests using an open systems architecture evaluating datalink communications between an F-22 and the F-35 Cooperative Avionics Test Bed (CAT-B).
“We successfully integrated an F-22 with a Rockwell Collins TTR for Link 16 transmit and receive capability, and two L-3 Communications devices to support encrypted and secure operations,” said Ron Bessire, vice president of Program and Technology Integration at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. “The rapid integration of this equipment enabled secure information sharing between stealth and legacy platforms and improved overall battle space awareness.”
L-3 Communications, Harris, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Curtiss-Wright, Comtech PST, K&L Microwave and Wind River were among the industry partners participating in Project Missouri with Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins.
Mike Jones, vice president of communication products for Rockwell Collins, called the successful test a "major milestone toward improving communication capability" for war fighters.