Sun, Jul 18, 2010
Systems Provide Increased Situational Awareness For Military
The U.S. Navy has selected Harris Corporation for follow-on
contracts totaling nearly $30 million to upgrade its Tactical
Airborne Moving Map Capability (TAMMAC) Digital Map System. The
TAMMAC Digital Map Computer provides military aircrews with
sophisticated moving maps and other critical mission information
via cockpit displays. The contracts bring the total value of the
TAMMAC program for Harris to more than $140 million since 1997.
Under the contracts, Harris will deliver 14 pre-production
digital map systems containing new Embedded Graphics Cards (EGC)
that generate two independent, high-resolution digital map channels
to enhance aircrews' situational awareness. The company also will
supply 158 TAMMAC Digital Map Computers (DMCs) and 132 TAMMAC
Digital Video Map Computers (DVMCs). Seventeen of the DVMCs will be
provided to the Royal Australian Air Force.
In addition, Harris will demonstrate a Future Airborne
Capabilities Environment (FACE) for a wide range of tactical
aircraft as part of the contracts.
The TAMMAC DMC provides aircrews with a graphical presentation
of the aircraft's current position, as well as the relative
positions of targets, threats, terrain features, planned mission
flight effectiveness and other critical information. The DMC's
advanced mapping capabilities significantly increase mission
effectiveness and ensure that flight crews are operating with the
most sophisticated depiction of the battlefield available. The new
DVMC version provides a 1024x1280 high-resolution digital moving
map image channel.
"These follow-on contracts represent key milestones in this very
successful, long-term program with the U.S. Navy and its
international TAMMAC partners," said Pat Seamon, vice president,
Avionics and Electronics Programs, Harris Government Communications
Systems. "Harris has delivered more than 1,400 TAMMAC units to
date, and are moving into new phases of graphics technology for
this critical situational awareness capability used in such a wide
variety of tactical aircraft worldwide."
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