L-3 Communications to provide TCDL modems for Apache Longbow

NEW YORK, N.Y., 6 April 2006. L-3 Communications' Communication Systems-West (CS-West) division has been selected by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control of Orlando to provide the Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) modems for incorporation into the Apache Longbow UAV TCDL Assembly (UTA).

Apr 6th, 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y., 6 April 2006. L-3 Communications' Communication Systems-West (CS-West) division has been selected by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control of Orlando to provide the Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) modems for incorporation into the Apache Longbow UAV TCDL Assembly (UTA).

The Longbow UTA enables aircrews to see 50km forward, keeping them out of harms way and able to deliver or call for fire power when needed.

The Longbow TCDL modem is CS-West's smallest unit ever, is interoperable with all standard symmetric and asymmetric Common Data Link (CDL) waveforms and networking formats up to 45Mbps, and operates in relay or direct line of sight configurations.

The terminals are direct physical replacements for the radar equipment in the Longbow Mast Mounted Assembly (MMA), delivering Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) communications in a form factor designed to simplify integration onto the Apache platform.

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