Military comms test successful
Boeing and the US Air Force have demonstrated that multiple aircraft and ground stations can efficiently and securely communicate using the Boeing-developed Talon HATE airborne networking system.
During flight testing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Talon HATE pods on two F-15C aircraft enabled test pilots to share information through the military’s Link 16, Common Data Link and Wideband Global SATCOM satellites.
The tests also validated intraflight datalink network capabilities used by F-22 aircraft.
Pilots using the system can transmit information quickly between the F-15C and other Air Force aircraft and weapon systems, enabling efficient information sharing in real time.
“This aerial network is a giant leap forward in tactical fighter capability, with real-time connectivity and expanded information sharing,” said Paul Geery, vice president, Phantom Works Mission Solutions and Boeing’s Talon HATE program manager
“We are now demonstrating secure datalink connections between F-15Cs and F-22s in a way that integrates information for the pilot into a common operating picture.”
Boeing will conduct additional tests later this year with advanced sensors, which will offer improved aircraft targeting capabilities.
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