Tactical data link systems to be delivered to Australian military

AUSTRALIA. Northrop Grumman Corporation won a contract by the Australian Defence Force Tactical Data Link Authority (ADFTA) to deliver tactical data link (TDL) systems and training as part of the development of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Joint Data Network. ADFTA ensures TDL-functionality to achieve single, joint, and combined TDL interoperability for the ADF.

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The technology at the core of Northrop Grumman’s multi-TDL system provides connectivity between legacy 4th generation platforms and advanced 5th generation platforms, as well as future data links and networks.

This is critical as forces seek to maximize the long term value of existing platforms and systems by making certain that they can interoperate with emergent 5th generation capabilities.