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Lockheed Martin UK lands $5.9m Link 16 interoperability deal with Turkey
Lockheed Martin UK Information Systems & Global Services (IS&GS) has announced a contract with Savunma Teknolijileri Muhendislik Ve Ticaret A. S (STM) of Turkey to supply a range of Link 16 services to STM and the Turkish Armed Forces.
This five year contract will enable STM and the Turkish Armed Forces to plan, design and implement Link16 operations at national and multinational levels in a timely and efficient manner.
The deal, worth a total of $5.9M, was won by LMUK IS&GS as the Prime Contractor to STM, working with Northrop Grumman who will provide the specialist simulation systems. LMUK will provide basic and advanced Tactical Data Link (TDL) training, coupled with extensive advice and guidance to apply proven processes to enable the construction of national and platform-specific documents for Link 16 operations. Link 16 is an advanced data link for battlespace communications.
In addition, a full suite of real-time and non real-time specialist equipment and software tools from the team – including TIGER, MANDRIL, PUMA and CIVET – will be provided to simulate the full range of MIDS/Link 16 messages within a LAN/WAN configuration.
Jane Cannon, LMUK IS&GS Vice President and Group Managing Director, said: “The contract with STM and the Turkish Armed Forces is another notable win for us and cements our reputation as the premier provider of Link 16 services and solutions to the international TDL community. We are delighted to be working with this new customer and to bring our unrivalled experience to bear to help them address their emerging requirements.”
Lockheed Martin UK, a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. The organisation works with more than 100 business partners and employs over 1700 people at sites across the UK.
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