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Tactical Communications Group Awarded Contract to Deliver a Multi-Link Ground Support System to Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF)

Release date: 11/1/2011

Fifth Consecutive Competitive FMS GSS Awarded To TCG

TEWKSBURY, MA, November 1, 2011Tactical Communications Group (TCG), the leading independent provider of tactical data link (TDL) software solutions for military test, training, simulation and operational applications worldwide, received its fifth consecutive order from the US Air Forces’ Electronic Systems Center (ESC) for a Ground Support System (GSS) for use by the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF). TCG’s GSS solution for the RMAF will provide their pilots a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) capability to support Link 16 simulated training and operational situational awareness on Moroccan F-16 aircraft.

By using the GSS, RMAF will now be able to connect to airborne networks at an optimal cost and conduct highly efficient and effective training of network operators and aviation personnel. The TCG system will also provide growth options for additional data link networking for operational and maintenance training on the system and its components in central Morocco. The GSS can be easily and affordably adapted to their F-16 fleet applications and has been proven in the US and in many other worldwide locations, including countries throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Pacific Rim Air Bases.
“This customer win signifies the traction TCG’s systems are getting in the international military arena,” said Ed Durkin TCG’s CEO. “We are providing the Royal Moroccan Air Force the best possible ground link 16 capability at an affordable price. TCG’s GSS solution is an extension of its proven COTS Ground Tactical Data Link System (GTS) and was chosen for its comprehensive operational and training capabilities. We are confident it will meet the RMAF’s mission requirements moving forward, and are pleased to win this competitive FMS award.”

ESC announced TCG’s selection in September after a competitive process starting with an RFP release in April 2011 for one (1) tactical ground support system which was able to provide the capability of transmitting, receiving, and recording Link 16 network transmissions, a stable navigation source, and emulated Command and Control (C2) and non-C2 platform transmissions.

TCG’s Ground Support System (GSS)

TCG’s Ground Support System (GSS) is intended to support training and operational needs of end users who work with Link 16 TDL networks, whether it is used as the first line platform training tool for new data link users or it is used as an exerciser for interoperability testing and training. The Multi-TADIL GSS is an extension of the Link 16 GSS and offers multiple data links. For these multi-link applications there may also be translation and forwarding capabilities embedded in the GSS. The Multi-TADIL GSS includes tools that are found in large scale Command and Control (C2) environments. There is a sophisticated simulator and message generator to support platform integration of data link environments. The GSS also implements a scenario generator that can establish a repeatable test program for platform test. The data recorder and playback functions allow the test activity to analyze test activities and provide a post test data analysis. The playback functions also allow the platform operators to evaluate tactics and procedures

About TCG – Advancing Secure Communications for the Battlefield

Founded in 2001, Tactical Communications Group (TCG) is the leading independent supplier of tactical data link (TDL) software solutions for military communications systems. TCG’s comprehensive portfolio of TDL testing, training, simulation and battlefield operations software solutions provides the warfighter proven multi-link communication capabilities to optimize performance and increase mission effectiveness. TCG customers include leading military organizations, systems integrators and test agencies worldwide. For more information on TCG, please visit or call us at 978-654-4800.

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