ETSI can provide interoperability and message standards experience, including data analysis and protocol knowledge, encompassing US Message Text Format (USMTF), Tactical Data Link (TDL)-A, TDL-B, TDL-J, Ground-Based Data Link (GBDL), Ground-Based Data
Link (Enhanced) (GBDL-E), satellite data link communication protocols, and Variable Message Format (VMF) data communications protocols. The company also has experience with the Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) systems, and intelligence
data links – both ground-based and satellite.
We were recently celebrated for our work on the CAC2S and F-35B Lightning II digital close air support mission capability demonstration. Colonel Stinson, former Commanding Officer of MCTSSA, wrote a letter of appreciation praising the team’s subject
matter expertise and the way they used that expertise on a system for which they had little experience:
"The team executed tasks at superior levels of diligence and excellence resulting in numerous significant findings under the challenging conditions of live flight which included: developing a systematic approach to evaluate VMX-1 and CAC2S program
objectives within an abbreviated planning phase, working based on very limited knowledge regarding F35 capabilities. working dry-runs for local procedures, working within the one-hour window allocated to aircraft for on-station work,
extensive coordination with pilots, working with Network Design Facility personnel to integrate systems into a mutually compatible LINK16 network, working all event coordination via RF voice communications, and dealing with several
Although none had extensive experience with AFATDS and VMF they aided the execution of the VMF message exchange using the same levels of diligence and determination assisting with radio communications, setup and working the CAC2S-JREAPC communications.
Although AFATDS was previously advertised as incapable of communicating VMF via UHF, Mr. Rodriguez was able to demonstrate that AFATDS was capable of exchanging VMF using UHF between AFATDS and TLDHS."
Our team brings experience and insight to the support we provide, even in systems for which we have little experience. We use our expertise to make connections that benefit systems across the spectrum.