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L3 Technologies (US), Rockwell Collins (US), and ViaSat (US) are Some of the Key Players Operating in the Tactical Data Link Market


A tactical data link is a system used by the defense forces. This system uses a standard data link to provide communication between armed forces within airborne, land, and seaborne platforms via radio waves or data cables. The tactical data link includes Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR), radio communication, command and control, and electronic warfare. The tactical data link market is projected to grow from USD 4.76 Billion in 2017 to USD 6.43 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.17% from 2017 to 2022. The tactical data link market in North America is fueled by the rising terrorist activities as well as the various military equipment modernization programs which have driven major defense equipment manufacturers of the region to develop more advanced tactical data link such as Link 16 and Link 22.

L3 Technologies (US), Rockwell Collins (US), and ViaSat (US) are some of the key players operating in the tactical data link market. These market players have been focusing on securing contracts to ensure their organic growth in the tactical data link market. The core competencies of these players include their widespread geographical presence and increased investments in R&D activities.

L3 Technologies (US) is a major player in the tactical data link market. The company has a wide product portfolio that consists of components for airborne, naval, and ground platforms. Its innovative next-generation products and strategic investments are expected to help the company achieve robust international growth in the future. Its strong R&D capabilities have resulted in delivering new products to customers from each of its key business segments. The company has secured contracts through various defense organizations for data link products. For instance, the company received a contract worth USD 500 million to provide common data link and satellite communications. In December 2016, the company received a contract from the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to provide electronic countermeasure (ECM) pods for F-16 fighter aircraft operated by RNLAF.

Rockwell Collins (US) is a leading supplier of the tactical data link, such as the multifunctional information distribution system which is installed on military aircraft for situational awareness and guided weapon network capabilities in tactical situations. The company delivers products and services mainly through contracts from customers across the world. For instance, in July 2017, Rockwell Collins signed a contract with the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to provide multifunctional information distribution system joint tactical radio systems (MIDS JTRS) for multiple applications. This product will provide situational awareness and mission effectiveness to air, ground, and naval forces.

ViaSat (US) focuses on enhancing its existing products and services, as well as developing new ones to meet the requirement of its customers as well as to avail new market opportunities. The company is also planning to conduct funded R&D activities through contracts from the European government. The company received several contracts, which resulted in the expansion of the company’s business. For instance, in June 2017, ViaSat Inc. signed a contract with the US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to provide Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). This product will provide personnel to communicate through audio, video, and data with capabilities such as line-of-sight, jam-resistant for ground, air and naval platforms.

Related Reports:

Tactical Data Link Market by Platform (Air-based, Sea-based, Land-based, Weapon-based), Application (Command & Control, ISR, Electronic Warfare, Radio Communication), Component (Software, Hardware) and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

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