Boeing, Air Force demo airborne networking system
ARLINGTON, Va. Boeing and the U.S. Air Force recently completed developmental flight testing on the Boeing-developed Talon HATE airborne networking system, which enables secure communications between multiple aircraft and ground stations.
During flight testing at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, Talon HATE pods mounted on two F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft aircraft enabled test pilots to share information through the military’s Link 16, Common Data Link, and Wideband Global SATCOM satellites. The tests also included validation of intraflight datalink network capabilities used by F-22 Raptor fighter jets.
Pilots using the HATE system can transmit information quickly between the F-15C and other Air Force aircraft and weapon systems to efficiently share information in real time.