BAE Systems Enters Production Of Network Tactical Common Data Links For U.S. Navy
NTCDL enables the U.S. Navy to simultaneously transmit and receive real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data from multiple sources and enables the exchange of command and control information over multiple data links. The systems will be installed on aircraft carriers and the new Constellation class frigates.
The NTCDL system enhances situational awareness and tactical battlefield advantage through a real-time exchange of voice, data, imagery, and full-motion video from a variety of sources: air, surface, subsurface, and man-portable. BAE Systems’ solution is a modular, scalable system, designed to increase link capacity and embrace waveform evolution.
With NTCDL, warfighters will support multiple, simultaneous, networked operations using currently fielded Common Data Links equipment, as well as next-generation manned and unmanned platforms.
NTCDL allows for the exchange of mission-critical information when it matters most. The system provides U.S. Navy operators with the ability to simultaneously transmit and receive real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data from multiple sources and exchange command and control information across separate or independent networks.
Our system goes a step further by allowing data sharing, exchange, transfer, or distribution in real-time across military assets such as aircraft, ships, and unmanned vehicles. By bringing together a greater volume of data, our system allows operators to effectively communicate command and control protocols among forces to maintain an advantage.
We created NTCDL to be modular and scalable for ease of use in the future. Our open concept gives operators the space they need to address new waveforms and add link capacity to meet their demands. The design also makes it easier to reprogram the system to adapt to new and emerging missions.Benefits:
- Multi-link Common Data Link (CDL) surface terminal meets U.S. Navy’s ever-expanding C4ISR and high tempo operation concepts.
- Our scalable, modular open system architecture provides fleet-wide deployment across multiple ship classes.
- Software-defined programmable CDL radios.
- Commercial, off-the-shelf network switch fabric provides flexible antenna switching for enhanced radio frequency link performance.