TacNet™ Weapon Data Link

Staying connected in near-real time is critical in an increasingly dynamic battlespace. The TacNet™ weapon data link from Rockwell Collins gives you in-flight, network-centric communications for precision guided weapons – a crucial link in the kill chain.

Weighing less than five pounds and at less than 100 cubic inches, TacNet provides you with in-flight target updates, retargeting, weapons handover coordination, bomb impact assessment and increased ad hoc situational awareness using the Link 16 network. So whether you’re in the air or on the ground, you can more effectively and efficiently engage fixed and moving targets. The system includes the Type-1 NSA certified Janus cryptographic engine and electromagnetic compatibility features, which permit TacNet operations on classified networks and in operational or training environments.

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Sales

GS Customer Support
Phone 1: 800-321-2223 (U.S. only)
Phone 2: +1 319-295-5100
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Features & Benefits

  • Embedded Type-1 NSA certified Janus cryptographic engine
  • SCA compliant platform
  • Electronic counter-counter measures
  • Ad hoc network enabled
  • Reprogrammable
  • EMC features for Link 16 transmit
  • Increased probability of engaging fixed, mobile and moving targets
  • In-flight target updates, retargeting and handover
  • In-flight aborts
  • Bomb impact assessment
  • In-field reprogrammable
  • Interoperability with Link 16 networks
  • No restrictions for operational or training environments

Specifications

Performance

Future Integration:

Joint Standoff Weapon, Small Diameter Bomb II, Joint Strike Missile

Physical Specs

Width: 4.5 in (114 mm)

Height: 5.1 in (130 mm)

Length/Depth: 4.0 in (102 mm)

Weight: 5 lbs (2.3 Kg)

Size: 85 cu in (1393 cu cm)

Power

Input Power: 28V DC, <65W average

Power Output: 50W L-Band; 10W UHF

Environmental

Operating Temperature: - 40 C to +72 C (transient to 81 C)

Storage Temperature: - 54 C to +77 C

Altitude: <50,000 feet

Other: MIL-STD-810E, MIL-STD-461E (electromagnetic interference), MIL-STD-704E

Certificates

Environmental: MIL-STD-810E

Other Certifications: National Security Administration (NSA) Type 1 Cryptography certification; NTIA Certification

Typical System

Main Components

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TacNet™ Weapon Data Link

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