Kratos Defense & Security Solutions subsidiary RT Logic has secured a subcontract for bandwidth efficient common data link (BE-CDL) test sets to enable interoperability across the US military's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platform.
Under the contract, the company will deliver two BE-CDL test sets that will be used to ensure that Joint Warfighting IT capabilities are interoperable and support mission needs.
RT Logic president John Monahan said: "The BE-CDL test set award was due, in part, to RT Logic's solid reputation within the CDL community as waveform implementation experts, having consistently demonstrated interoperability in its CDL development."
The company will develop small BE-CDL-supported radios that are light enough to fit on small UAS platforms, Kratos stated.
CDL is a family of data links that is said to provide full duplex, jam-resistant, point-to-point digital microwave communications designed to achieve data link interoperability and enable seamless communications among multiple ISR collection systems operated by the armed services and government agencies.
Prior to the latest contract, Composite Engineering (CEi), also a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, received Lot 13 production option exercise on the previously awarded Air Force Subscale Aerial Target (AFSAT) Lots 11-13 production contract.
CEi will provide an additional quantity of 25 AFSAT production target aircraft and the associated warranty.
Its target systems are used as high-fidelity enemy threat surrogates by simulating performance characteristics of certain threat aircraft and missiles.