Northrop Grumman Joint Data Network (Multi-Tactical Data Link Network (MTN) Program
Project at a glance
Northrop Grumman Australia Joint Data Network Sub Program
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Northrop Grumman Australia is committed to maximising opportunities for Australian industry involvement through the acquisition and sustainment phases of the Joint Data Network Program.
The Multi-Tactical Data Link Network (MTN) Sub Program within the Joint Data Network and Joint C4 Program will upgrade and support mission critical systems of the ADF MTN and associated facilities to enable ADF command and control for single service, joint and multi-national operations. These critical systems will be implemented on warfighting platforms, in support and management locations and at strategic link points for the ADF. The acquisition programme will upgrade existing communication systems and introduce new communication mediums, whilst the sustainment of in-service systems across the ADF will be through a single support organisation for ADF TDL systems.
The Multi-Tactical Data Link Network (MTN) passes information and data automatically and rapidly between military platforms and systems within joint and coalition task-groups. The MTN is critical to the common tactical and common operating pictures that enable battlefield coordination.
This program seeks to establish a network of multiple tactical data links (TDL), and requires software to manage and monitor the system. NGA is conducting a market search for Australian suppliers that can be manage, monitor, service and supply Tactical Data Link networks and supporting infrastructure. This check for interest is to identify suppliers with products and capabilities that meet the needs described under Scope of Effort below. This may be followed by requests for further information such as organisational capability quad charts or quotes at NGA’s discretion.
Scope of effort
The Joint Data Network Multi-Tactical Data Link sub-program comprises several capability elements. These capability elements will be designed, developed and delivered over the next five to ten years with follow-on sustainment requirements.
Capability Element 1; Joint Interface Control (JIC) System
Capability Element 3; Link capability upgrades
Capability Element 4; Inclusion of additional message format
Capability Element 5; Joint Network Integration Centre (JNIC)
Capability Element 6; Future JDN/TDL Capability Development
Capability Element 7; Joint Data Network Capability Governance
This page will be the primary location for suppliers to interact with Northrop Grumman Australia on these opportunities.
Work packages at various levels of detail will be loaded periodically as opportunities to engage are identified.
Northrop Grumman Australia invites companies to register their interest in participating in the MTN Sub Program elements using the identified work packages below.
Note: Incomplete submissions may not be considered.
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