Rockwell Collins has unveiled a new tactical combat targeting system and a secure communications gateway to support the modern digital battlefield.
Known as FasTAK, the Rockwell Collins solution features a wearable targeting system, which is available in Microsoft Windows and Android operating systems.
The wearable equipment is incorporated with easy-to-use applications that can be used to equip warfighters with powerful communications data that integrates with existing lasers, radios and global positioning system (GPS) devices.
Rockwell Collins Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Solutions vice-president and general manager Troy Brunk said: “FasTAK simplifies a complex set of tasks for users, helping them carry out missions more efficiently while remaining agile.
“From units on the move to command and control, the system provides reliable, secure connectivity across the battlefield.”
The system provides warfighters with a fully integrated set of hardware that includes a laser range finder, tactical computer, video downlink receiver and the FasTAK digital targeting software.
The FasTAK Gateway combines Rockwell Collins’ Link 16 terminal, TacNet tactical radio and an AN/PRC-162(V)1 Manpack radio into one transportable unit, thereby enabling tactical interoperability and digital connectivity across the entire spectrum of the battlefield.
Data link processor software, which is capable of running on standard laptop hardware, helps manage the data links, radio frequencies and data forwarding for the system in a lightweight, transportable container.
Rockwell Collins’ FasTAK is an integrated targeting system that offers increased speed, simplicity and data integrity from the commander to the forward edge.