RESTON, Va., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- iGov, provider of C4I systems and support programs, announced today that the Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) Family of System (FoS) Field Computing Device-Wearable (FCD-W) has successfully completed Operational Utility Assessment (OUA) during Digitally-Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) testing at a Department of Defense test range in Nevada. Variable Message Format (VMF) and Situation Awareness Data Link (SADL) was tested with various aircraft during the week-long event. CAS 9-lines, Air on Station reports, and other digital information was passed between FCD-W system and the aircraft. In addition, ground forces successfully tested video down links from the aircraft which dramatically improved situational awareness and improved their ability to process targets.
"This marks another significant milestone in the successful demonstration and verification of the FCD-W performance and capability as we move towards final system certification and fielding," stated iGov's Vice President of Programs.
The FCD-W solution supports a standard operator configuration for "shooters" and a Joint Terminal Air Controllers (JTAC). For the first time, special operation forces now have a wearable system optimized for combat operations that allows an end user device to connect to multiple C4I devices. This greatly enhances their ability to conduct targeting missions, Situational Awareness (SA), and navigation.
"The FCD-W is designed for the dismounted warrior and incorporates a suite of SA and DACAS applications, including ATAK, mobileJECL and ATRAX supporting VMF, Link 16, SADL and ANW2," says Greg Kaighin, iGov's TACLAN FCD-W Project Engineer. "The system is designed for multiple tactical mission sets using a NIAP-approved CSfC compliant end user device while using data and power from multiple sources."
The FCD-W kit will be available to view in iGov's booth at SOFIC 2017 from 15-18 May 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL (Booth # 1526).
iGov is an employee owned systems integrator and Value Added Reseller, specializing in delivering mission-centric C4I solutions to its government customers. iGov deploys its people, expertise, and processes to execute full lifecycle enterprise and tactical programs in the following areas: Tactical Networking, Software Development, Systems Engineering, Communications Systems, and C4I Platform Integration. For more information, visit www.igov.com.
Contact: Dana Stanton, 760-822-9491
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