Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Rockwell Collins to Develop Networking Waveform for Military Aircraft
Rockwell Collins has received an $18 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop the Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) for military aircraft.
The waveform development is aimed at providing warfighters with a higher throughput networking capability to meet the demands to evolving mission requirements, the company said. TTNT has minimal networking requirements, reducing preplanning efforts for entering and exiting the network.
The TTNT waveform has been demonstrated on the F-16, F/A-18 and F-22 among other airborne platforms. Rockwell Collins believes TTNT will provide a high-speed networking waveform that can be deployed across a broad range of aircraft.
“TTNT will provide the Department of Defense with a unique networking capability that the warfighter does not have today,” said Bob Haag, vice president and general manager of communication and navigation products at Rockwell Collins. More