Curtiss-Wright to support JADC2 tactical data link implementation

On August 30, Ashburn, VA-based Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions Division announced it has been selected by the Air National Guard (ANG) to provide Tactical Data Link (TDL) test and training solutions in support of the DoD’s Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) program. Under the contract, for which Atlantic Diving Supply (ADS) is acting as prime contractor, Curtiss-Wright will provide the ANG with its TCG BOSS (Battlefield Operations Support System) TDL testing, simulation, and training solution. TCG BOSS will be used to accelerate the implementation of TDLs, such as Link 16.

The TDLs serve as the communications backbone of the JADC2 program, throughout the ANG. TCG BOSS will also be used to train ANG personnel on the correct and optimal usage of TDLs during peacetime and conflict. The lifetime value of the contract, which began in May 2023, is estimated to be $3.5 million. It is scheduled to run through 2026.


This contract represents the first major upgrade to ANG training centers in recent years, as well as the first time that TCG TDL solutions have been selected to support this ANG program.


The products covered under this agreement are produced in Tewksbury, MA and will be shipped to 10 different ANG sites throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Curtiss-Wright’s TCG BOSS TDL testing and platform integration solution allows military end-users and prime contractors to verify that the TDL implementations being delivered on aircraft, ships, and other military platforms conform to Link 22, Link 16, Link 11, VMF, JREAP, SIMPLE, SADL, DIS, and related TDL standards and interface definitions. TCG BOSS is the worldwide standard for Link 16 testing. It is a powerful TDL network simulator and exerciser capable of creating a complete and highly realistic test environment, including virtual command and control (C2) assets, network-enabled weapons (NEW), targets, threats, and simulated network participants.

Source: Curtiss-Wright

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