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Unread post14 Jan 2020, 03:56

Northrop Demos Radio, Possible Multi Domain Key
13 Jan 2020 Theresa Hitchens

"...The Northrop Grumman radio will provide one-stop access to four types of radio frequency communications widely used by all services and some allies for air-to-air and air-to-ground communications:
◾ Link-16 CMN-4, an upgrade to the ubiquitous communications link used by military aircraft, ships, and ground forces to exchange tactical information in near-real time, developed by Naval Information Warfare Systems Command;

◾ Common Data Link (CDL), one of the oldest (dating from the 1990s) secure military communications protocols that serves as a primary link for sharing imagery and signals intelligence;

Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL), which Breaking D readers know is the hard-to-detect waveform used by the stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which can unfortunately only talk to other F-35s; and,

◾ Multi User Objective System (MUOS), the narrowband, ultra-high frequency satellite communications network developed by the Navy, but used by all the services for mobile communications.


The “open architecture networking terminal offers numerous benefits” to the Air Force, according to Northrop Grumman, “including opening the F-35 communications, navigation and identification (CNI) system to third-party developers; ownership of Link 16 development; sharing of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information over a common data link; and Mobile User Objective System beyond line of sight capability.”

Graphic: "Multi-Domain Operations, Army Training & Doctrine Command image" https://sites.breakingmedia.com/uploads ... docmdo.jpg


Source: https://breakingdefense.com/2020/01/nor ... omain-key/
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