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If you think data protection is critical to home users in preventing cybercrime, imagine how important this is regarding data transmitted from an aircraft traveling more than 1,000 mile an hour to command crews on the ground. Something as essential as national security must be reliable.

This is the reasoning behind the existence of Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT).

Tactical Targeting Network Technology is a very specific type of waveform technology that is intended to meet a pressing need for high throughput, anti-jam, low latency and quick-net-join waveforms for IP connectivity as it relates to the Global Information Grid. Essentially, it’s a way to deliver the fastest and most secure ad hoc mesh network that instantly and accurately shares voice, video and data information between two points.

The architecture of the technology itself is largely based largely on the Joint Airborne Network-Tactical Edge document (JAN-TE), which itself was based on the Time Sensitive Target Networking Technology requirements of the Tactical Data Link Transformation Capability Document.

There are a wide range of different benefits to this type of technology, such as:

  • Providing low latency, ad hoc, IP-based network functionality
  • It can be accessed by more than 200 users at any given time
  • Users can automatically join and leave the network without any type of advanced planning
  • Platforms simultaneously transmit and receive up to four data streams
  • Allows for instant and accurate sharing of vast amounts of secure voice, video and data at speeds up to Mach 8

Additional benefits of TTNT include a strong “anti-jam” performance feature that is of particular use in a contested environment using a multi-hop relay and automatic routing to extend beyond the line-of-sight, along with the fact that the platform itself allows for the simultaneous transmission and receipt of up to four different data streams at any given time.

All of this makes Tactical Targeting Network Technology an essential part of the modern defense and military landscapes, in no small part because of the way it satisfies the Department of Defense’s Airborne Networking requirements.

That particular DoD directive outlines a strong need for how the three segments of the DoD Global Information Grid – space, airborne and terrestrial – communicate with one another via IP-enabled network nodes.

Thanks to almost a decade of government investment and demonstrated use in nearly every airborne platform in the United States Air Force and Navy, TTNT has already been proven to be a viable, mature way to accomplish precisely that.

Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) Courses

Tonex offers a 2-day Tactical Targeting Network Technology course that covers all aspects of Department of Defense (DoD)’s TTNT waveforms for use in air-to-air networks of high-speed aircraft.

Course agenda includes topics such as:

  • Introduction to Tactical Targeting Network Technology and Connectivity
  • Overview of Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS)
  • TTNT Architecture and Protocols
  • Data Link Transceivers for TTNT
  • TTNT Waveform
  • Principles of Ad Hoc Networking
  • TTNT Network Security Features

Why Tonex?

–Tonex has been a leader in electronic warfare training services since 1992.

— For over 30 years Tonex, while presenting highly customized learning solutions, has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.

–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.

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