Military Embedded Systems

Software and hardware on Marine Corps AN/TYQ-23(V)4 Command, Control and Communications TAOM getting upgrade from Northrop Grumman


January 13, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

WOODLAND HILLS, CA. Northrop Grumman won a a U.S. Marine Corps contract to deliver post-production life cycle support for Marine Corp AN/TYQ-23(V)4 Tactical Air Operations Module (TAOM) and related subsystems through this fall.

Under this new contract, Northrop Grumman engineers will work to sustain and upgrade the circuit card assemblies, hardware, and software of the command and control systems that support the TAOM. Software improvements will also be made to the Multi-Radar Tracker and Data Communications Unit.

The system is a transportable command, control, and communications facility that operates in conjunction with the AN/TYQ-87(V)2 Sector Anti-Air Warfare Facility and its peripheral equipment for surveillance, threat evaluation, identification, weapons coordination, communications capabilities and airspace management. It acts as the hub of the Marine Corps Tactical Air Operations Center, which is the Marines' principal airspace control and management agency Each TAOM contains mission-essential equipment such as computers and digital voice communications systems that are required for command and control functions.

Northrop Grumman is the original equipment manufacturer of the AN/TYQ-23.


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