Fused Integrated Naval Network (FINN)
GALT completed a successful government customer developmental test of the FINN airborne communications gateway system while providing support to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course 2-22 at MCAS Yuma, Arizona. FINN encompasses a MCWL-led effort to provide the Naval Force (US Navy and US Marine Corps) with the ability to share Situational Awareness (SA) between platforms with emphasis on Tactical Data Links.
During the successful ground and flight tests, the GALT team demonstrated the airborne FINN communications gateway capabilities between multiple ground-based C2 nodes. Over the course of two weeks the FINN demonstrated multi-waveform cross banding monitoring, management and control of the payload, track management, and edge networking communication to and from remote/disadvantaged users. Additionally, the FINN supported multiple WTI events with a Single Channel Radio to VoIP gateway, and communication cross-banding, providing unprecedented tactical picture and SA to disadvantaged users.
The development test is the latest in a series of successful flights, using Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) approved pod shells, advancing the development and maturation of the FINN capability.
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