Aerosystems International (AeI) has secured a raft of orders for tactical datalink support systems from Greece, NATO and Norway.

The UK-based datalink specialist will supply its AeI Generic Interface Link Emulator (AGILE) datalink testing system to Greece's ISI Hellas, which will use the software-based AGILE to support the air force's acquisition of Embraer EMB-145 airborne early warning platforms.

Norway will take delivery of AeI's JTIDS Portable Capability (JPC) system, which will allow the air force to test and monitor its JTIDS tactical datalink network. JPCis a man-portable system that provides a network monitoring and management suite with a situation awareness display and analysis tools.

NATO has also ordered JPC, which will be mounted in its Deployable Electronic Countermeasures Resistant Communications System Prototype Terminal vehicle for use during exercises.

Norway has also ordered AeI's Link Interoperability Network (LION) system, which allows interoperability tests to be conducted between datalink integration rigs in different geographical locations using ISDN-configured telecommunications lines. AeI- a 50:50 joint venture between BAE Systems and GKN - says this avoids restrictions imposed by live radio links. The UK has a LION system which is used to test interoperability with US datalinks through a transatlantic connection.

Source: Flight International