Tactical data link translation gateway for secure military command and control introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Sept. 18, 2019
HUNTR provides warfighters and command and control centers with real-time access to accurate operational data in the field.

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the HUNTR tactical data link translation gateway for Link 16, Variable Message Format (VMF), Cursor-On-Target (CoT), Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol (JREAP), Situational Awareness Data Link (SADL), and Cooperative ESM Operations (CESMO).

Today, moving data between similar and dissimilar data links is a daunting task. HUNTR is a software application that improves and simplifies the real-time translation and routing of tactical data links.

It provides warfighters and command and control centers with real-time access to accurate operational data in the field.

HUNTR supports the automatic routing, forwarding, and translation of J-series, K-series, CoT, and CESMO messages and automates processing and translation of several, simultaneous Digitally-Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) missions between ground JTAC kits equipped with VMF or CoT radios and air/land/sea Link 16 assets.

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Designed to run on Microsoft Windows 10, HUNTR provides integration and interoperability for several heterogeneous tactical data links. The HUNTR software is for air, ground, sea, base stations, mobile land platforms, and command and control center applications.

In the field, the warfighter needs a reliable, intuitive way to access information from a variety of data links. HUNTR’s operator-focused GUI is for ease of use and simplicity.

Designed to simplify the complex process of coordinating and managing the several data links used by in-field resources and command and control centers during missions, HUNTR provides interface and standards support.

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It supports touchscreen or keyboard-and-mouse operation and has a “green-good, red-bad” operator feedback scheme for rapid identification of terminal/radio operational status, routing errors, or areas in need of attention.

Its intuitive interface gives users access to and configuration of several similar and dissimilar data links with little or no training. The interface indicates connectivity, information flow, and filtering of traffic, and enables operators to quickly and dynamically add or remove data links, and manage data flow between the links.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.curtisswrightds.com.

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