ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a supplier of Tactical Data Link (TDL) software and hardware solutions, announced that its Tactical Communications Group (TCG) business has introduced HUNTR (TDL Hub and Network Translator), a new intelligent TDL translation gateway for Link 16, Variable Message Format (VMF), Cursor-On-Target (CoT), Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol (JREAP), Situational Awareness Data Link (SADL), and Cooperative ESM Operations (CESMO).
Today, moving data between similar and dissimilar data links is a daunting task that can prove an obstacle to mission success. HUNTR simplifies the real-time translation and routing of TDLs. It provides warfighters and command and control centers with real-time access to accurate operational data in the field.
HUNTR supports the automatic routing, forwarding, and translation of J-Series, K-Series, CoT, and CESMO messages and automates processing and translation of multiple, simultaneous Digitally-Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) missions between ground JTAC kits equipped with VMF or CoT radios and air/land/sea Link 16 assets. Designed to run on any Microsoft Windows 10 supported platform, HUNTR delivers integration and interoperability for multiple heterogeneous TDLs. The HUNTR software is ideal for use in air, ground, sea, base stations, mobile land platforms, and command and control center applications.