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Northrop Grumman Selects TCG BOSS Solution for Use in JOINT STARS

Release date: 7/13/2010

Tewksbury, MA, July 13, 2010 – Tactical Communications Group (TCG), the leading independent provider of tactical data link ("TDL") software solutions for military test, training and operational applications worldwide, today announced that Northrop Grumman awarded TCG a contract for multiple TCG BOSS systems for use by Northrop Grumman in its Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) program.

Joint STARS is a highly effective United States Air Force battle management and command and control aircraft that tracks ground vehicles and aircraft, collects imagery, and relays tactical pictures to ground and air theater commanders by using sophisticated tactical data link communication technology, including Link 16 communication systems.

Northrop Grumman selected TCG’s BOSS software solution to conduct comprehensive testing for compliance with Link 16 standards related to new modifications being made to the mission operating systems of the Joint STARS aircraft, including integration changes related to the new MIDS-JTRS terminal on these Joint STARS aircraft.

"Having Northrop Grumman choose TCG’s BOSS solution as its sole provider for simulation and testing of Link 16 capabilities is testament to TCG’s robust and technologically advanced product capabilities," said Marty McDonough, President and CEO of TCG. "We are very proud to have multiple BOSS systems in use by Northrop Grumman, and believe this further supports the position of BOSS as the de-facto ‘gold standard’ with the military testing community worldwide. We look forward to working closely with Northrop on this important program for the benefit of our joint warfighter customers."

About Tactical Communications Group

Founded in 2001, Tactical Communications Group (TCG) is the leading independent worldwide supplier of tactical data link software solutions for military communications worldwide. Its powerful, flexible software solutions minimize the time, cost and effort required to build, integrate, test, and deploy military systems that need connectivity and interoperability with tactical data link networks. TCG’s complete tactical data link (TDL) product line includes military testing software used to ensure compliance of TDL solutions to military standards with TCG’s BOSS™ testing solution, military data link training systems for battlefield readiness with TCG’s GTS training solution and live operational systems for secure warfighter communications enabling better operational coordination and increased mission effectiveness with TCG’s LinkPRO software. TCG’s customers include some of the leading military organizations, systems integrators and test agencies worldwide. TCG is headquartered in Tewksbury, MA with offices in Newport News, VA and San Diego, CA. For additional information, please visit us at or call at 978-654-4800.

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