Boeing performed tests to validate information sharing between F-22 and F-15C aircraft.
During flight testing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Talon HATE pods on two F-15C aircraft enabled test pilots to share information through the military’s Link 16, Common Data Link and Wideband Global SATCOM satellites.
The tests also validated intra-flight datalink network capabilities used by F-22 aircraft.
Pilots using the system can transmit information between the F-15C and other US Air Force aircraft and weapon systems, enabling efficient information sharing in real time.
Paul Geery, vice president, Phantom Works Mission Solutions and Boeing’s Talon HATE program manager said:
“This aerial network is a giant leap forward in tactical fighter capability with real-time connectivity and expanded information sharing.
We are now demonstrating secure datalink connections between F-15Cs and F-22s in a way that integrates information for the pilot into a common operating picture.”
Boeing will conduct additional tests later this year with advanced sensors, which will offer improved aircraft targeting capabilities.