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Interoperability between multi-national forces enabled by Rockwell Collins Rosetta Technology data link

08th December 2009 - 6:00 by the Shephard News Team

Allied Forward Air Controllers (FACs) recently utilized data link management systems implemented with Rockwell Collins’ Rosetta Technology to seamlessly interoperate with each other and network command and control nodes.

The successful demonstration, involving FACs from the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway and Germany, took place during Bold Quest 2009 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC.
 
Bold Quest is an annual exercise held in the United States that provides a venue for the demonstration of fielded and experimental data links, target identification and control systems. Typically attended by at least a dozen countries, Bold Quest provides an ideal venue for coalition interoperability testing.
 
“Where voice communication might have been a challenge due to language differences, digital interoperability smoothed the way for the coordination, control and publication of tracking information across the entire Bold Quest exercise space,” said Alan Caslvaka, vice president and general manager of Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Our Rosetta Technology supported this exchange of information by providing seamless network interoperability and data link control.”
 
Rosetta Technology simplifies the complex business of sensor and data link management on the battlefield and provides the critical situational awareness picture for successful tactical operations. Rosetta Technology has been certified by the US Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) and is fielded in nearly 1,300 systems worldwide.
 
In the United States, Rosetta Technology is fielded in the US Air Force Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Close Air Support System (CASS). The United Kingdom, Germany and Estonia use Rockwell Collins FireStormTM targeting system, which is built upon Rosetta Technology and in Norway, Rosetta Technology is integrated with the Forward Air Controller NAVigation (FACNAV) system. In each instance, the technology provides network interoperability and data link control.

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