To achieve this, we integrated the BTID technology in a digitized BTID-equipped forward air controller application, a future BTID Transponder Airborne Platform Surveillance System (BTAPSS) application, a BTID cruiser weapons system application, as well as our land forces command and control system," Mifflin said.
Integration with the command and control system also facilitates exploring the potential of the BTID to enhance situational awareness for the land decision maker and to provide additional capacity for coalition interoperable secure voice and data communications.
BTID transmitted ground pictures between platforms via the BTAPSS through to the CID server, which then pumped data up to aircraft via Link 16 or the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS)-based Situational Awareness Data Link.
A system like BTID
would have no positive impact on these incidents.
If the target is equipped with a BTID transponder, Banta said, the tanker will get two signals.
Three countries are developing BTID systems, and they're all different," Banta said.
BTID is based on the Battlefield Combat ID System (BCIS), which was canceled because of cost and questions about interoperability between U.
BTID and RBCI are scheduled to finish testing by 2005.
This successful demonstration marks a milestone in the BTID development effort," said Pete Glikerdas, technical manager for the Army's Coalition Combat Identification program.
BTID provides a digital data link that supports small unit networked fires, updates the commanders' situational awareness and provides a common operating picture.