First Networked Missile Shoot for Forbin and Languedoc

September 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – Engaged in Gabian High Intensity Training off the Isle of Levant, the Forbes Airframe Frigate and the Languedoc multi-mission frigate completed a missile strike on an air target on September 18, 2019. Tactical Data Link (TDL), that is, target tracking elements provided by a unit other than the shooter. In this case, an antiaircraft missile “Aster 30” was fired by Forbin in view of the data transmitted by the Languedoc , thus making a first for ships of the Navy. The success of this…

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Raytheon’s Ship Self-Defense System First Link from Surface Ship to JSF

October 30, 2018 – For the first time ever, Raytheon Company’s Ship Self Defense System established a digital air connection between a sea-based U.S. Navy ship and an airborne U.S. Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter F-35B aircraft. The demonstrations proved the combat system’s ability to share digital tactical data from a JSF across a deployed Expeditionary Strike Group. This capability, also referred to as Link 16 Digital Air Control, or DAC, provides tactical, wireless integration between surface ships and aircraft, enhancing mission effectiveness through expanded situational awareness and interoperability. Shared data…

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