Infographic: Why Developing Link 16 Solutions Requires TCG BOSS

May 05, 2020

Infographic: Why Developing Link 16 Solutions Requires TCG BOSS

Developing a Link 16 Solution is Only Half the Battle

Testing and validating your solution is often just as costly and challenging as building your solution. Tactical data link (TDL) test and certification centers worldwide rely on TCG BOSS to test and validate Link 16 solutions for use in U.S. and NATO operations. TCG BOSS enables you to run validation tests on your Link 16 solution before submittal for certification, preventing certification failures, and minimizing test failures and their impact on budgets and schedules.

Testing Link 16 Solutions Requires Real World Simulations

TCG BOSS simulates tactical environments to test your solution in, while also testing interoperability and failure scenarios with a variety of Link 16 radios, without leaving the lab.  TCG BOSS enables the user to easily simulate mission scenarios in just a few minutes, reducing the operational overhead of scripting, terminal initialization, and more. 

Link 16 is Often Just One of Many TDL Types that Require Simulation

Use TCG BOSS to simulate up-to-date tactical implementations for major TDL types, including

  • Link 11 and Link 16
  • Situational Awareness Data Link (SADL)
  • Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol (JREAP)
  • Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS)
  • Standard Interface for Multiple Platform Link Evaluation (SIMPLE)
  • Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B)
  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)

Tactical Data Links Made Easy

Our solutions reduce the time, risk, and expense of TDL implementation and integration, alleviate interoperability issues, and lower lifecycle maintenance costs for militaries and prime contractors worldwide.