Northrop Grumman Joint Data Network (Multi-Tactical Data Link Network (MTN) Program



Contact Details


Dusko Bajic
NSW Defence Industry Manager
+61 417 323 636
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  Locations: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia
  Project Value: AU$500 - AU$1,000M
  Project Status: Pre-Tender
  Project Owner NORTHROP GRUMMAN AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED

Project Details


Northrop Grumman Australia Joint Data Network Sub Program


Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defence and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 global employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

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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Work Packages


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OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
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STANDARD LISTINGS        ▲ CONTRACT
STATUS   CATEGORY 1 - CAPABILITY ELEMENT 1; JIC SYSTEM    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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WP1 - Tactical Data-Link Management Products06 Aug 202004 Sep 2020 
  
NGA is seeking information about products that can be used to manage and monitor TDL systems. For the purpose of this RFI, Manage includes the ability to initialize the TDL system sufficiently to establish the TDL Network.
WP2 - Tactical Data-Link Modelling and Simulation Products06 Aug 202004 Sep 2020 
  
NGA is seeking information about products that can be used to model and simulate TDL systems for risk-reduction purposes in support of design verification.
WP3 - Tactical Data-Link Hardware06 Aug 202004 Sep 2020 
  
NGA is seeking information about hardware and software items related to TDL systems for risk reduction purposes in support of design development.
WP4 - Network Design and Monitoring Systems06 Aug 202004 Sep 2020 
  
NGA is seeking information suppliers with solutions for network design and monitoring for distributed network infrastructure.
WP5 - TDL Hardware Testing and Qualification06 Aug 202004 Sep 2020 
  
NGA is seeking information suppliers capable of conducting standards aligned electromagnetic interference and coupling (EMI/EMC) and environmental testing and qualification of electrical components.
WP6 - TDL Maintenance and Repair06 Aug 202004 Sep 2020 
  
NGA is seeking information on suppliers capable of maintenance and repair services of TDL network equipment including radios, antennas, masts and routers
WP7 - TDL Ruggedised Electrical components Racks and Shelving06 Aug 202004 Sep 2020 
  
NGA is seeking information on suppliers capable of developing, building, testing and potentially installing ruggedised electrical components, racks and shelving in support of TDL installations
WP8 - TDL Integration Verification and Validation Services06 Aug 202004 Sep 2020 
  
NGA is seeking information on suppliers with experience in, and capability to, assist with systems integration, verification and validation services. Suppliers should have experience in high-availability joint C4 networks, and should have exposure and experience with TDL systems
STATUS   CATEGORY 2 - CAPABILITY ELEMENT 3; LINK CAPABILITY UPGRADES    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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WP1 - Expression of Interest for future consideration06 Aug 202031 Dec 2025 
 
Please register if you want to be considered for future opportunities
STATUS   CATEGORY 3 - CAPABILITY ELEMENT 4; INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL MESSAGE FORMAT    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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WP1 - Expression of Interest for future consideration06 Aug 202031 Dec 2025 
 
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STATUS   CATEGORY 4 - CAPABILITY ELEMENT 5; JOINT NETWORK INTEGRATION CENTRE (JNIC)    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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WP1 - Expression of Interest for future consideration06 Aug 202031 Dec 2025 
 
Please register if you want to be considered for future opportunities
STATUS   CATEGORY 5 - CAPABILITY ELEMENT 6; FUTURE JDN/TDL CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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WP1 - Expression of Interest for future consideration06 Aug 202031 Dec 2025 
 
Please register if you want to be considered for future opportunities
STATUS   CATEGORY 6 - CAPABILITY ELEMENT 7; JOINT DATA NETWORK CAPABILITY GOVERNANCE    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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WP1 - Expression of Interest for future consideration06 Aug 202031 Dec 2025 
 
Please register if you want to be considered for future opportunities